Well here we go with the great potato reveals. If this is the way things go well this year will be a big “FLOP”.
2 lb 6 oz combined weight for the Duke of York and Rode Erstelling. Both of these were chitted during May and had chits on. The Duke of York was planted in a Smart Pot, although it was not a smart producer. The Rode Erstelling were also chitted abd planted in a plastic potato bag, although that did not make a difference.
I added bone fish meal and 10-10-10 fertilizer at the start and also each time as I topped each container up when the leaves came through. They were watered regularly.
As for the other crops, we got a decent picking of Sunberrys. My wife has some in the freezer to make Sunberry tarts.
The cucumbers have produced over twenty jars of Microwave bread and butter pickles. I picked the last 12 this morning as I cleared the beds of the plants. I have had one good celery bunch aand have two more in the beds. I have had one fennel bulb and two more in the beds.
The Aunt Molly’s tomatoes produced quite a few small cherry size tomatoes and with their pineapple type taste they went well in our salads. The Plum Roma toamtoes are ripening on the vine as we speak, about 30 in total from two plants. The Yellow Pear tomatoes have grown quite a few, especially the one I planted in the beds (6 ft tall plant). The Toma Verde Tomatillos have been an experiment and I don’t think I will grow them at home because of the huge size needed for the plants I grew.
First crop of beets were small, but that was because of the way I planted them, too close to peas. Peas were a good crop. Carrots were a bit small, again I planted them, too close to peas.
Next year as they say. Lessons learned knowledge gathered.
See you in the Garden!!
Crop list for 2014
|2||Parsnip||Hollow Crown Improved||OSC|
|3||Beet||Detroit Dark Red||OSC|
|13||Peas||Oregon Sugar II, Snow Pea||Veseys|
|15||Peas||Super Sugar Snap||Veseys|
|18||Onion||Red Beauty Onion||Veseys|
|21||Onion||Red Baron Onion||Veseys|
|22||Tomato||Toma Verde Tomatillo||Veseys|
|23||Tomato||Plum Regal Tomato||Veseys|
|24||Tomato||Tomatoberry Garden Tomato||Veseys|
|25||Tomato||Aunt Molly’s Organic Ground Cherries||Veseys|
|26||Shallots||Conservor Organic Shallot||Veseys|
|27||Potato||Pink Fir Apple||Eagle Creek Farms|
|28||Potato||Rode Erstelling||Eagle Creek Farms|
|29||Potato||Duke of York||Eagle Creek Farms|
|30||Potato||Banana||Eagle Creek Farms|
|31||Potato||Early – Pacific Russet||Eagle Creek Farms|
|32||Potato||Mid – Red Gold||Eagle Creek Farms|
|33||Potato||Mid – Agria||Eagle Creek Farms|
|34||Potato||Late – Russian Blue||Eagle Creek Farms|
|37||Cucumber||Patio Snacker||West Coast Seeds|
|38||Tomato||Indigo Rose||West Coast Seeds|
|39||Tomato||Yellow Pear||West Coast Seeds|
|40||Tomato||Jaune Flamme||West Coast Seeds|
|41||Tomato||La Roma||West Coast Seeds|
|42||Beet||Kestrel||West Coast Seeds|
|43||Beet||Chiggia||West Coast Seeds|
|44||Beet||Touch stone Gold||West Coast Seeds|