I am usually an ad hoc type of gardener – dirt-seed, seed-dirt … hope.
Well, since I decided to try to grow enough potatoes for the entire year – we aren’t sure which year that will be – I have become much, much more ad hocness. Meaning, things are still sort of erratic but just a lot more of it!
I am trying several different methods – directly in the ground , in pots and the no dig method of laying seed potatoes on the ground and cover them with used hay/grass from the hen house.
As we are now in March it is probably a bit late to try to plant any more until spring arrives down here. However, based on what’s already popping up, we may still get a late winter crop.
Sweet Potatoes – These won’t be ready for six months or so, apparently. I grew the slips from some old Sweet Potatoes we found in an unopened bag on the veggie rack in the pantry.
Potatoes in Pot
In the ground -coming along just fine.
Some of us think this is a Melon. I don’t remember ever eating a melon, let alone planting any seeds, but the wife is convinced, and one should not argue the point!
Cabbage. I had to plant these under cover as the hens devastated my last attempt. I should have some leaves for a decent soup in a month or two. Just in time for winter!
Pumpkin – definitely!
Pot potatoes – just peeking out.
Peppers. Not sure what variety these are , but I picked one from this vine that was orange and sweet.
Drying Seeds: Jalapeno and Habanero
Some sort of squash. We are mystified. Anyone got an ID?
Bitter Orange. Grown from seed from one of our oranges.
That’ll do for now. I can’t show you my tomatoes yet; they’re not ripe. (One word, Prof, just one word, and you’re band … or banned even.)