Saturday, April 13, 2013

the potato experiment..

 as i have probably mentioned before this is my first year i have had the opportunity to start so much from seed, so everything at this stage of the game is experimental. i used a part of one of the trays just to test the viability of some beans and it turns out theyre still good.. but it's far too early for the bean plant, they usually would be started at the end of frost. i had planned just to terminate them once i knew the packets were good, but i feel bad for ending a life, and have decided i may just get some buckets and keep them as indoor beans for now.

as for the potatoes... they've been in my kitchen for a bit. my roommate left them uncovered on the counter and they began to grow almost immediately, as i had warned they would. well that didn't work out so bad, i have a couple of sprouting potatoes to look out for, and try to grow as well.

so we have quite the assortment of produce started so far, the tomatoes, lettuce, yellow and purple beans, the long red peppers finally popped yesterday morning, and of course the potatoes... the tomatoes will need to be separated into slightly bigger pots soon enough to prepare for transplant.. and i just may have to pick up something else to attempt to start from seed. the journey to food continues..

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This has been so interesting! I have found that potatoes have very affordable shipping in Ontario! Thanks for this post! It has been really interesting!