Signs of Life

The garden is coming along nicely, thanks to mother nature and a little help from me. The potatoes have broke the surface and are leafing out quickly.

Russett Potato

I’ve created a small experiment with the Russet Potatoes – I planted four in the native soil and two were planted in the raised bed. Both sets have burst through the surface at roughly the same time, I will continue to monitor their progress to see what medium gives a better yield.

Recently, garlic shoots starting appearing on the scene:

Flowers have debuted on the Tomato plants:

This grand experiment is off to a robust start and I hope in time to prepare a meal of two from the harvests of this garden.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. So are you going to bring us some food in Austin or in Las Vegas. LOL

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  2. Posted by PapaMAS on June 13, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    That’s cool about the taters. Let us know how that experiment comes out.

    I’m in mourning for my taters. Planted a dozen Yukon Gold a couple of months ago. They grew like anything then died even more swiftly. The leaves turned yellow, splotchy and had a bunch of tiny holes before the plants withered away. I don’t have any idea why – any ideas?

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  3. Posted by tania820 on June 14, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    I planted 6 Russett potatoes, 4 of them in native soil and 2 in a raised bed soil mixture.

    So far, they are growing like crazy. There is something chomping on the leaves, and I’ve been using Neem Oil to minimize the damage.

    PapaMas – It sounds like a case of blight hit your potatoes.

    Here is a good review of this disease:

    http://gallimaufree.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/surviving-potato-blight/

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  4. Posted by PapaMAS on June 19, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    Thanks, Tania. Yep, could be the blight. It was amazing how quickly they all died.

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