Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
They are growing well after a couple weeks of solid rain. Time to mound up dirt around them.
Some sources said to pretty much cover the plant. Others said cover only half or even a third of the plant. I sort of compromised: I covered the bottom quarter to third with soil, then mounded up dead leaves as mulch up to a height of half to three quarters of the plant. I figure that will shade the stems and then as the plant grows more I will later more soil then leaves - if nothing else it will be a good lasagna garden base.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
My chard came up in big clusters which makes some sense as I believe I recall it I related to beets.
So I have never tried growing potatoes before. I plan to try growing a variety that are supposedly purple, although the seed potatoes don't look very purple:
But they have good sprouts on them so there is that.
Here is a 2x2 bed, filled with compost and dirt to a bit below the surface, with a bamboo and mesh cage surrounding three sides. I plan to wall up the fourth side with more mesh as I fill in the dirt and compost around the plants as they grow.
So I lay my taters in the middle and also a line of peas around the edge (might as well get extra use from the trellis).
So - did I do right?