They were watching as Daddy went to see if the neighbor would permit us to go rock hunting in her creek so we might finally finish the path for the herb garden. She said yes and we found a ton (not literally) of perfect flat rocks.
I did a trial run with a couple sweet potatoes from the grocery store (non-organic) last year to see if this would be worth trying this year and it did wonderfully- a ton of slips grew. (I didn't plant them because it was mid-summer I tried.) So this year I saved the last few small potatoes from the fall harvest. So far, we have 13 slips growing, but I can't understand for the life of me why the leaves don't look right. Instead of being heart-shaped and dark green & waxy like the parent slips, they are more like the first leaves on seedlings. So we'll see. I'll post a "how-to" if the project meets with success.
May this post serve to document the purchase because I'm curious to see exactly how long until they are all gone.
I give it two weeks. Tops.
4/18- No photo for today.
4/19- Chitting "tatties." Our fifteen pounds of seed potatoes finally arrived. The information sheet included instructions for chitting (or pre-sprouting) them. They said to allow them to "wake up" for a couple weeks before setting them under the light for another several weeks, but they didn't leave enough time before shipping for that so they went straight under the lights.
Coincidentally, I found a potato growing in the garden and decided not to let it go to waste, but rather turn it into (hopefully) five pounds of potatoes so into a container they went.
Bekki's raspberry sauce an enthusiastic two thumbs up. It afforded me another opportunity to take another sloppy faced photo. We ate brinner that night since I was down all my help
They were all off being political with their Dad & mine.