Sunday, June 13, 2010

Early Summer Garden Checkup

So far so good. My Romaine and Lollo Rosso are doing great despite the heat and humidity. The Broccolini is growing well and hasn't shown any signs of bolting. I will post tomato pics soon as I am almost done with my brand new bamboo staking method. Stay tuned.

Planting Store Bought Potatoes

I can't tell you how many times I've had store bought potatoes sprout in my pantry. Sometimes we don't use up all the potatoes we buy and they start to sprout in the warm dark pantry. I've always wanted to plant these sprouting potatoes but when I would do some research online the consensus was that you should only plant certified seed potatoes, other wise the potatoes wouldn't produce tubers or they would simply succumb to disease.

Well rather than waste the potatoes I decided to go against mainstream potato wisdom and plant the sprouted grocery store potatoes. I planted these in March and I just recently dug up some potatoes to see how they were doing. You can tell by my pics that the grocery store potatoes are growing just fine.

So guess what? Plant those old grocery store potatoes you have in your pantry... They will grow!