What did you do in the garden today?

Wee Farmer Sarah

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Good morning gardeners. Having a nice "kind of" warm day again. The temps are around 32F right now. I didn't get the pellet stove cleaned yesterday. I took advantage of the slight thaw and temps near 40F to give the chickens an hour out of their run. They really needed it. I planted 10 leek seeds today. I used the potting soil I found in the basement. I'm not sure if that was such a good idea as it had a lot of chunky material in it. Since I have time to plant more, I used the leftover seeds from last year to see if they will grow. When these start sprouting I'll start another 10. Good luck on your potato project @BReeder! Are you using organic potatoes? It was suggested to me to buy an organic potato from Whole Foods and use that. I have a container available to plant maybe one potato plant, but I'm not sure if that will happen this year. The weather is starting to fluctuate like Spring is trying to break through. Today is nice, then the temps sink again, then rebound into mid to high 40's. I'm getting just a wee bit weary of winter since it turned cold in October. Too long. Honestly, @karenerwin I don't blame your hubs for not liking flying. So much drama at the airports, cramming too many people into small seats and don't get me started on all the germs. I'm really not a germ-a-phobe but good golly, too many people spewing germs in a small, confined space is not good for any living thing. I'm done with my rant now, have a great day everyone!
 

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Good morning gardeners. Having a nice "kind of" warm day again. The temps are around 32F right now. I didn't get the pellet stove cleaned yesterday. I took advantage of the slight thaw and temps near 40F to give the chickens an hour out of their run. They really needed it. I planted 10 leek seeds today. I used the potting soil I found in the basement. I'm not sure if that was such a good idea as it had a lot of chunky material in it. Since I have time to plant more, I used the leftover seeds from last year to see if they will grow. When these start sprouting I'll start another 10. Good luck on your potato project @BReeder! Are you using organic potatoes? It was suggested to me to buy an organic potato from Whole Foods and use that. I have a container available to plant maybe one potato plant, but I'm not sure if that will happen this year. The weather is starting to fluctuate like Spring is trying to break through. Today is nice, then the temps sink again, then rebound into mid to high 40's. I'm getting just a wee bit weary of winter since it turned cold in October. Too long. Honestly, @karenerwin I don't blame your hubs for not liking flying. So much drama at the airports, cramming too many people into small seats and don't get me started on all the germs. I'm really not a germ-a-phobe but good golly, too many people spewing germs in a small, confined space is not good for any living thing. I'm done with my rant now, have a great day everyone!
I have to go to the airport today... flying to Arizona for three days for work.

As for the potatoes, I will buy organics going forward as that is what I intended, but the potatoes we had on the counter have small eyes that looked look like they are starting to swell so I figured, "what the heck?" and tossed them into the pantry basket go see what happens.

As for the sweet potatoes, there is less need to start with organic and the organic ones I found were really tiny. So I am using non-organic sweets. The reason it's less important to start organic with sweet potatoes is that they are less likely to be treated to prevent sprouting since they stay dormant until moistened.
 
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Wee Farmer Sarah

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I have to go to the airport today... flying to Arizona for three days for work.

As for the potatoes, I will buy organics going forward as that is what I intended, but the potatoes we had on the counter have small eyes that looked look like they are starting to swell so I figured, "what the heck?" and tossed them into the pantry basket go set what happens.

As core the sweet potatoes, there less need to stay with organic and the organic ones I found were really tiny. So I am using non-organic sweets. The reason it's less important to start organic with sweet potatoes is that they are less likely ti be treated to prevent sprouting since they stay dormant until moistened.
Make sure you double up on the Vitamin C. I’m interested in seeing how your potato plants do. Send pictures. :)
 

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Hey thinking about those bush cherries . Are they Prunus Besseyi species ? I am familiar with the Canadian bred bush cherries but not the others .
I have a Joel and a Jan bush cherry. Here's a link to exactly what I have:
https://hirts.com/joel-jan-bush-che...lkb1-d07Zu_yev-9YRNM4AXCWBR7o9y4aAq9CEALw_wcB
Speaking of my cherries, they are still on the counter waiting for warm weather. The leaves wilted but some new leaves are forming. I actually think they got overwatered. I blame myself because I thought they were in need of water when just a few leaves wilted so I gave them plenty to drink. Now I laid off the water and they seem to be bouncing back.
 
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