2nd year in a row, my TPS project failed

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by KristyHall, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    so I have agreed to be the south-eastern grower for the True Potato seed project.

    I have tried 25 different varieties total, and have been unsuccessful.

    While this information is valuable to the project, it is frustrating for someone like me who wants true potato seed for our area to help prevent virus build up in the soil

    at least i have a bunch of tasty potatoes though!

    I think this will be my last year doing it. it is eating up a lot of garden space, and my Jerusalem artichokes provide all the starchy root crop i need with less hassle
     
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  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    About 10 years ago, I was the volenteer to try out several "drought resistant heirloom" tomatoes. Many of them didn't pull through, but the hand ful that did, did well. is there any place you could donate to 1-2 varaties so you could work it at a more feasable scale?
     
  3. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:i don't know. even using a bed is a strain on me since i save seed from most of my plants and could use the bed for extra genetic material in the plants i do have success for, plus it would free up time and space for new experiments.

    the early heat and humidity just spells so much trouble.
     
  4. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could some one donate [​IMG] land for this project? We have land and it just needs to be used in a usefull way. [​IMG]`
     
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  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    What proublems are the True Potato seeds having?
    I have True Potato seeds stored is it a waste of time to store the seeds?
     
  6. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:no because of the early heat and humidity, the plants experience flower drop before they can produce seed.

    I have excellent soil, good nutrients my own carefully tailored blend of organic fertilizers and compost. Some I mulch some i don't to ensure a good even testing field.
     
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Ok ,guess I will try mine out next year.
     
  8. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the difference in "heirloom potatoes" and "regular" potatoes?
     

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