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What’s Growing On?

What’s going on! But really, whats growing?

Alot here at my place! The asparagus is moving right along, I might be wanting asparagus for dinner this weekend! Don’t they just look yummy?

And a really interesting occurrence…

… last year’s potato crop sprouting again! It looks like I missed a couple. Maybe more than a couple, probably about 10-20 potatoes!

And this year’s potatoes are just moving along. Planted on the 10th of March…

they are under a row cover to help keep in the heat.

The lettuce, spinach and carrots haven’t started their growth yet, but the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers I have started inside are taking off like wildfire!

These guys have been moved into 4″ pots and are away from the heat pad. They get natural sun throughout the day in a south facing window. Last weekend they spent Saturday outside.

And these guys are just about to get into 4″ pots.

What’s going on in your garden? Leave comments below!

How Its Progressing

Potatoes. On Sunday I planted my first set of potatoes, Yukon Gold, from Irish Eyes Garden Seeds. Monday afternoon I planted my second set of potatoes, Rose Finn Apple fingerlings, also from Irish Eyes. 

Almost done planting potatoes, need to just cover them up with soil!

And the seedlings are doing just great!

I think the cucumbers will need to get transplanted here soon into larger pots. Its still a bit too cold outside for them to go into the garden. The Tess Land Race tomatoes from Amishland Seeds are doing great!

What is going on in your garden so far? Let us know in the comments!

Oh My Gosh! They’re Looking at Me!

My potato eyes that is! Last night I went out to the garage and grabbed a couple of potatoes to add to the pot roast I was making for dinner and I noticed that the potatoes are growing little eyes. When they start to grow eyes like that it means that they have not been cool enough for storage. Hmmm. I need a cooler area… I would love to build a root cellar, but I fear it would become a pond here in the PNW, with all the rain we get… more research required!

My Potatoes

Well, last night, after having the potatoes in storage for a couple of months, we had our first taste of the potatoes. They were absolutely delicious. They were smooth, creamy, and so light and fluffy. We added a little bit of unsalted butter, milk and some fresh garlic from Miss Mar.

I had purchased Organic German Butterball from Territorial Seed. They did take over, as I have mentioned in previous posts, but if they are in their own bed, they would be great for a supplement to whatever else you will grow. And, in their own bed, they’d be out of the way.

Think about planting potatoes next year, they won’t disappoint!