In all the excitement of shopping for a new Farmlet,
having special visitors,
and finding a new Farmlet,
It would seem some things were forgotten about.
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a) Cut them like I normally would?
b) Simply bury them whole into the soil?
c) Give them a toss and try again next year!
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C – you’ll be long gone by the time they’re ready 😀
Annie, you and Julie have been out voted by an overwhelming majority! LOL! These taters are getting planted… In portable containers! 😉
Now that you mention it; )
Thanks, Deb, but whoa!!! I have to be able to move it when it is time to go! LOL! 😉
Actually, I was thinking about that too… What if you used one of those garbage cans with the wheels built in? The article does mention using sawdust (hm,mm?) and I’ve heard of some people just using shredded (whipper-snippered) leaves or a compost/straw mixture, instead of garden soil, to keep the weight down…
Didn’t you mention something about having permission to get started on your garden at the new place? What about starting them up at the mountian?
Bingo! I compost ALL of my leaves in two long bins (4x8x3) I have some 4 year old good stuff in the bottom of the original bin! 😉 And a wheeled bucket from my classroom days. I had thought about the mountain, but there will be TONS of traffic over the next few weeks, what with family and the auction of her belongings. Also, there is no indication of where she used to garden. Only a few flower beds near to the house. I will have to ask about that. 🙂
Ah, well that’s too bad… Didn’t realise you see starting from scratch up there (that’s a different kettle of fish altogether):
Ah well, nothing insurmountable!
Darned “auto fill”! That should’ve been “…you’d be starting from scratch”.
LOL! Those “tatties in a pail” are looking better all the time; )
Y’know, you’re probably going to be too busy for a big garden this year anyway; so, what if you do up a bunch of stuff in pots?
Cut them as you normally would. They’re still fine… not wrinkled horribly. I have had this happen (when an onslaught of rain kept me from getting my taters in on time!) and I planted them anyway and they produced no different than any other year! Go for it I say!
The lucky potatoes in question will be planted this weekend… in portable containers! Thanks, Lori!
Cut them like you normally would – an eye for every plant. You are already half way there. I just planted potatoes I found growing in my compost heap. V.
You are the second person to mention potatoes from the compost heap. I have never been so lucky! But, I will be planting these potatoes! Thank you, Belocchio! 🙂
Julie, you’ve been out voted! LOL! 😉
they’re already growing, so cut them and plant them and watch them thrive! only…. plant them at the new farmlet, and let me know when it’s time to dig new potatoes!
Thanks, Lisa, I am going to plant them, but in transportable containers. It will be awhile before I get moved yet!
Bury them as is would be my advice. You should see the potato crops we’ve had from the compost heap from potatoes chucked out as gone too far!
Thanks, Viv, I intend to do just that!
Throw them out? NO WAY! Bury them as deep as you can and watch ’em go: )
(Besides, they’re trying so hard, don’t they at least deserve a chance?; )
Yes they do, and I intend to give them that chance. Thanks, Deb!
A or B are both doable, no reason what so ever to do C.
you can cut them in half, let them dry for a day or two to scab over the cut area and plant like normal, I often have spuds that start going in the cellar that look like this, and they produce just fine, just remember to knock off the eyes that are going downward and plant your eyes up or sidewise.
or plant whole if you want to, just clean off the sprouts on the bottom and plant away.. no harm done at all..
Thank you for the advice. I think I will plant them whole at this point. 🙂
are they seed potatoes? bury them!
They are, and I am, thanks Diana!
If you think you’ll move before they are ready to dig, plant as usual but in large pots. One to a pot. good luck
I planted some once in the flower box on the front porch. Our mailperson knocked and asked what plant that was since she didn’t recognize it. Got a nice little mess of potatoes as well.
I had considered something along those lines, Margaret! At this point I think that will be what I will do. Thanks!
Plant them and just pray that nobody from Idaho reads this blog and turns you in to the Idaho Potato Board… 😉
What’s the penalty for cruelty to spuds?
An eye for an eye! 🙂
LOL- LOL- LOL!
fantastic, chop, chop plant, plant move move, your followers are extra cool but a move is finalised. how did this happen? I have missed something terribly important, not visiting often enough, I shall zoom back through your posts and find pictures i hope! c
Celi, I know how it is. We do get so busy don’t we? Now you know why your inbox gets so stuffed when I come to visit. 😉
I’m a complete novice, so I’d probably bury them, pat the soil, talk nicely and hope for the best…BUT you have many ‘seasoned’ gardeners comments… so I’ll butt out… 😉 …Loved reading about your move to the farmlet… Happy days ahead methinks.. ’twas nice to drop by,.. xx…
It is much like that with potatoes. Put them in, pat them and talk nicely, and hope for the best. The seasoned gardeners just put in the finer details is all. 😉 Glad you dropped in, Penpusherpen!
Your potatoes are just good to plant for this year.. here it will do but I don’t know for you.
Generally, most agree with you, Chantal! I am going to plant them this week when it stops raining. 😀
Definitely plant in portable containers! 😀
Thank you for your vote of confidence in these wrinkled spuds, Dianne! I will be planting them just as soon as it quits raining this week. 😀
This post AND the comments that followed have been such fun to read!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, LB! There will be a followup soon… 😉
Because this was my first time visiting you, I had fun scrolling down a long ways through your blog and reading the history of your farmlet. How exciting.
SallySallie, thank you for that! I often wonder if my visitors go back and read about my beginnings here. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit!
(It wasn’t bad enough I did it once, but twice?) 😯
Yes, plant them! They so want to live! xx
I did! Thank you, Anna!