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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!


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Melissa

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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.

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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! :)

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Melissa

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