Thursday, February 18, 2010
the potato experiment
Instead of 2-3 inch sections of potatoes going in the ground, I have 1/4 - 1/2 inch pieces that I am going to attempt to plant and see how they do. If this idea works, it will give us quite a few extra potatoes to eat on until harvest time that otherwise would be hacked up and thrown in the ground.
Any time I make a meal with taters I am cutting the eyes off with just a tiny portion of potato attached to them and putting them in the cold storage room to chit. I am then using the remainder of the spud for whatever it is I am making.
So far most all seem to be doing well. I will be planting a few samples in the gh tomorrow and seeing what happens with them. The rest I am hoping to string along until planting time next month on St Pat's day.