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Growing Stuff April 20th

I’ve decided to try and grow some potato on purpose this year. 

Last year I was trying to grow cauliflowers when suddenly a potato plant started growning in the middle of them and took over the whole party.  I suspect it was from peels that I had tossed in to compost.

Potatoes growing in the cauliflower! ( last year )

So this year I have a nice little potato with some eyes on it.  I’ve cut it into a few bits.

Potato buds

Then I have planted the bits in a nice deep tub of dirt.

I’ll let you know what happens.

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If you look REALLY closely you can see a few tiny weeny Swiss Chard sprouts trying to grow from the new batch of seeds I planted outside.  I really think these ARE chard because they are red!

Chard sprouts

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I am happy to see that the oregano plant has a few little leaves trying to grow.  Last year it was completely dead but then came back full blast!

Oregano trying to grow

 

 

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I found out that a friend of mine is actually an award winner tomato growing expert!!  The things you find out about people! 

Anyway, I had been telling her my growing troubles but commented on how pleased I was with the progress of my tomato plants that I am growning inside from seed.

She told me that it is very important to mound the dirt around the base of the plant.  This helps make it stronger for when the tomatoes appear.   So that’s what I did!

AND I added coffee grounds to the dirt as a fertilizer

( click here to read from Grounds to ground)

 

 

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As for the mystry plant?

The concensus is……..that is it some sort of sunflowers!

Rogue Sunflowers!

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Comments on: "Growing Stuff April 20th" (2)

  1. I have heard very little about coffee grounds in the soil…could you please educate me!
    I also have a few potatoes with eyes…may have to try that! I will let you know what happens here. Any ideas how to keep squirrels and birds out of the garden on my deck?
    Peach State

  2. Check out this post by “Ground to Ground” about the coffee grounds http://groundtoground.org/2011/07/31/coffee-grounds-fertilize-tomatoes/

    As for the birds and squirrels…..it’s an on going battle that I have myself! Someone told me to put down cayanne pepper around so the squirrels will step in it and then eat it and make them mad. I’m going to try shiney things to keep the birds away this year…..but who knows! Let me know if you hear anything else.

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