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Root crops

Printed From: Foods of the World Forum
Category: The Best Foods You Can Get - Your Own
Forum Name: Gardening
Forum Discription: A place to discuss the best ways to grow your own ingredients.
Printed Date: 10 April 2020 at 12:56

Topic: Root crops
Posted By: Melissa Mead
Subject: Root crops
Date Posted: 28 September 2014 at 13:30
I have lousy luck with root crops. Can't even grow radishes worth a darn. But a couple of days ago I harvested a handful of carrots, and today...

Back in the spring, I found some spongy, sprouting potatoes in the back of my fridge. Figuring I was just going to throw them out anyway, I planted them in my 2 biggest pots. These are large flowerpots, not 5-gallon cans or anything like that, so I figured I wouldn't grow any potatoes, but they grew beautiful foliage with purple flowers, so I was happy.

Now the plants have died down, so I figured "What the heck?" and dug them up.

I just harvested 9 potatoes, and some are of a decent size!

Melissa -

Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 29 September 2014 at 05:32
There's something about roots, Melissa.

For me, if I treat them well, water and fertilize as needed, keep them weed free, and otherwise lavish TLC, I usually wind up with nothing. But if I just toss 'em in the ground, walk away, and pay no attention, I wind up with bumper crops.

Go figure!

Anyway, I'm happy to hear about your success.

But we hae meat and we can eat
And sae the Lord be thanket

Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 03 October 2014 at 18:59
Thanks! :)

Melissa -

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