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Posted: Oct 15, 2014 - 5:13am

Anyone ever grow basil from seeds? We seeded our plants and have a TON of teeny tiny black seeds!
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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 8:15pm

 kctomato wrote:

Cowbird it!

{#Whisper} plant them in Jrzy's garden when they aren't looking
 
From 3000 miles away, that's a toughie!


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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 6:20pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

If I continue to plant potatoes I'll do them separately. As the best place for a garden is on the north side of the house, where we only have 12' of property, I think containers will have to do.

 
Cowbird it!

{#Whisper} plant them in Jrzy's garden when they aren't looking

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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 1:36pm

 kctomato wrote:

The only problem with leaving some is if they rot.

There is quite a bit of variation in potatoes. Some will produce potatoes but keep on growing more vine. Sort of like indeterminate tomatoes do vs determinates (sort of). I have no idea of Ozettes do so.

 
Thanks! As I planted them in separate quadrants of the barrel, rooting should work just fine. I've already had one of the PMs. It was sitting right on top of the soil...

I can't find a lot of info on the Ozettes either.

If I continue to plant potatoes I'll do them separately. As the best place for a garden is on the north side of the house, where we only have 12' of property, I think containers will have to do.
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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 - 11:53am

 
BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Thank you so much. The literature that came with the seed potatoes states I can leave mature potatoes in the soil, but to harvest before heavy rains. So I figured I could leave the PMs and the cranberries until the Makahs are ready, as long as I kept the heavy rains off the barrel. Bad idea?

We're unlikely to get a frost here until late December, so I'm good there. And these were all planted on May 11. So that's 155 days so far!

If you tell me that leaving the other potatoes in the barrel is NOT a good idea, I'll root around. The Makahs were expensive and I'm very much looking forward to trying them.

Thanks again!

 

 
The only problem with leaving some is if they rot.

There is quite a bit of variation in potatoes. Some will produce potatoes but keep on growing more vine. Sort of like indeterminate tomatoes do vs determinates (sort of). I have no idea of Ozettes do so.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2014 - 6:16pm

 kctomato wrote:

Scarifice the "Makah Ozettes" or simply root around in the soil for potatoes on the Purple Majesty side. Purple Majesty has a much sooner maturity date (85 days) vs Ozette (>120 days).

If you have space, grow separate varieties in their own container.

You can probably start potatoes as early as march 15th - just don't let the container/soil mass freeze before it gets consistently warm.

It may be a little problematic getting seed sock that early but you can usually request earlier shipping from suppliers. Just be aware of the USPS/UPS/FedEx gamble - make sure they ship near the first of the week and that someone is there to receive them. This way they won't sit on a cold porch OR over the weekend in an unheated FedEx/UPS warehouse/shipping container (this has happened to me).

 
Thank you so much. The literature that came with the seed potatoes states I can leave mature potatoes in the soil, but to harvest before heavy rains. So I figured I could leave the PMs and the cranberries until the Makahs are ready, as long as I kept the heavy rains off the barrel. Bad idea?

We're unlikely to get a frost here until late December, so I'm good there. And these were all planted on May 11. So that's 155 days so far!

If you tell me that leaving the other potatoes in the barrel is NOT a good idea, I'll root around. The Makahs were expensive and I'm very much looking forward to trying them.

Thanks again!

 
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Posted: Oct 13, 2014 - 5:12pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Potato question again.

I'm growing three different types of potatoes together in a whiskey half-barrel. I believe the Purple Majesties may be ready to harvest, but at least one variety in the barrel is still putting out stout stems and replenishing the leaves that the deer gnaw off.

Our preferred method of harvesting is to tip the barrel onto a tarp, and scavenge. In other words, we harvest all at once. But clearly some of the potatoes are still growing - vigorously. And we're looking at an entire week of rain ahead.

I'm okay with covering the barrel to keep the heavy rain out, but when the hell are they going to stop growing? I only grew one variety last year - Cranberry Red - and its leaves were long kaput by this time last year.

So, I'm thinking it's the Makah Ozettes still growing. What to do?

 
Scarifice the "Makah Ozettes" or simply root around in the soil for potatoes on the Purple Majesty side. Purple Majesty has a much sooner maturity date (85 days) vs Ozette (>120 days).

If you have space, grow separate varieties in their own container.

You can probably start potatoes as early as march 15th - just don't let the container/soil mass freeze before it gets consistently warm.

It may be a little problematic getting seed sock that early but you can usually request earlier shipping from suppliers. Just be aware of the USPS/UPS/FedEx gamble - make sure they ship near the first of the week and that someone is there to receive them. This way they won't sit on a cold porch OR over the weekend in an unheated FedEx/UPS warehouse/shipping container (this has happened to me).


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Posted: Oct 13, 2014 - 3:02pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

**bump**

 
Can't help, sorry. I've never grown taters.
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Posted: Oct 13, 2014 - 12:45pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Potato question again.

I'm growing three different types of potatoes together in a whiskey half-barrel. I believe the Purple Majesties may be ready to harvest, but at least one variety in the barrel is still putting out stout stems and replenishing the leaves that the deer gnaw off.

Our preferred method of harvesting is to tip the barrel onto a tarp, and scavenge. In other words, we harvest all at once. But clearly some of the potatoes are still growing - vigorously. And we're looking at an entire week of rain ahead.

I'm okay with covering the barrel to keep the heavy rain out, but when the hell are they going to stop growing? I only grew one variety last year - Cranberry Red - and its leaves were long kaput by this time last year.

So, I'm thinking it's the Makah Ozettes still growing. What to do?

 
**bump**
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 2:51pm

I'm going to get my first tomato by next week if the frost don't kill it tonight. Got 2 Sweets and 2 beef steaks in a pot and the rest I threw in the garden September 1st.
{#Sad} 

2 years of no garden is depressing. {#Grumpy} 
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Posted: Oct 11, 2014 - 12:54pm

Potato question again.

I'm growing three different types of potatoes together in a whiskey half-barrel. I believe the Purple Majesties may be ready to harvest, but at least one variety in the barrel is still putting out stout stems and replenishing the leaves that the deer gnaw off.

Our preferred method of harvesting is to tip the barrel onto a tarp, and scavenge. In other words, we harvest all at once. But clearly some of the potatoes are still growing - vigorously. And we're looking at an entire week of rain ahead.

I'm okay with covering the barrel to keep the heavy rain out, but when the hell are they going to stop growing? I only grew one variety last year - Cranberry Red - and its leaves were long kaput by this time last year.

So, I'm thinking it's the Makah Ozettes still growing. What to do?
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Posted: Aug 17, 2014 - 5:59pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

You should have planted that last fall! you'd have 8 bulbs now.
they do last a long time!! I can spare a few bulbs for you this year. it will take you about 3 years to get enough to plant and eat.

 
Cool!!  I can't remember why I didn't plant any last fall... 
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Posted: Aug 17, 2014 - 5:29pm

 triskele wrote:
Only one head of garlic left form when Jrzy helped me learn how to grow my own.  Sigh.... It was a good crop, and lasted almost a year!

 
You should have planted that last fall! you'd have 8 bulbs now.
they do last a long time!! I can spare a few bulbs for you this year. it will take you about 3 years to get enough to plant and eat.
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Posted: Aug 17, 2014 - 5:22pm

Only one head of garlic left form when Jrzy helped me learn how to grow my own.  Sigh.... It was a good crop, and lasted almost a year!
ColdMiser
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Posted: Aug 16, 2014 - 5:39pm

thanks for the recommendations! I picked a bunch of peppers today, going to try something out tomorrow. {#Fire}
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Posted: Aug 14, 2014 - 5:06am

I've made several for the wife over the years, though normally she uses the southern style of the whole peppers in vinegar, with a touch of oil. this site has a lot of good recipes/ideas. 
www.pepperfool.com
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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 6:28pm

I don't have a recipe but I'm sure I can find one in my Ball Canning book if you want me to look.
I'm guessing is basically peppers run though a blender and vinegar

these look good and easy
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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 6:23pm

 helenofjoy wrote:

I bet Jrzy does.

 
I wouldn't - they don't like hot stuff!
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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 6:23pm

 ColdMiser wrote:
Does any body got a good hot sauce recipe they would share? I'm swimming in peppers right now and wanted to do more than can. 

 
I bet Jrzy does.
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Posted: Aug 13, 2014 - 6:18pm

Does any body got a good hot sauce recipe they would share? I'm swimming in peppers right now and wanted to do more than can. 
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