Here’s an interesting, easy way to grow lots of potatoes in 4 square feet – use a box:
The potatoes are planted inside the box, the first row of boards is installed and the dirt or mulch can now be added to cover the seed potatoes. As the plant grows, more boards and dirt will be added.
The boards at the bottom are removed to reach mature potatoes.
We’ve grown potatoes the old fashion way – the kids love to dig them up; but I may try this.
Giant pumpkin sets Atlantic record at Neguac festival:
An Atlantic record was set at the Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival in Neguac, N.B., over the weekend.
…weighed in at a whopping 594 kilograms, beating the previous record by 26 kilograms.
That’s 1306.8 pounds.
The world record is 1689 pounds.
Farm-share program launching in Moncton:
A new farm-share program in Moncton will allow area residents to get fresh local produce while supporting farmers.
Under the program, customers pay in advance for a share of the harvest from her Amarosia Organic Garden. In exchange, they get weekly deliveries of fresh produce for 22 weeks from June to October.
We joined the program today, although we have a vegetable garden; however, we do eat a lot of vegetables, and we’re keen on supporting local producers rather than those from California, Chile, etc. I’ll post about the baskets of food we get; its quality and quantity.
We picked our garlic from the garden today. It was planted last fall, in 2006. Now I don’t know what to do with all of it. Here are some photos of it.
Continue reading Harvesting Garlic
“Tom” is short for tomato. God, this is going to be a great video series. The following video is a sequel to (or a repeat of) this video.
And Tom (which is short for Tommyboy), watch how I prune the tomato plant in this video. Then go out and prune all your tomato plants exactly the same way. Otherwise, you’re likely to have a lot of stupid-looking tomato plants with crappy, unripened tomatoes all over the place (like my crop from last year).