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Old 06-27-2016, 10:17 PM   #141
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I just prepared soil in an aluminum roasting pan, set inside another roasting pan of the same size. The top pan is sitting on little flattened balls of foil, to lift it for drainage. Many holes are poked into the bottom of the top pan. I put the peas into water to soften overnight, and will sprinkle onto the prepared soil (mixed with work casings and moistened). Tomorrow I'll sow the peas and cover with more soil, and moisten. In two weeks, I should have a bunch of pea sprouts. I see good things ahead for my salads. Maybe I should sprout some mung beans in the same roasting pan. Hmmm.

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Old 07-13-2016, 05:11 PM   #142
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We harvested our potatoes yesterday. Got five and a half pounds. Not bad for our first time Got a few other things as well.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:45 AM   #143
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Looks great, GG!
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:04 AM   #144
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We harvested our potatoes yesterday. Got five and a half pounds. Not bad for our first time...
Let's see, at about $2.49 per pound (seems to be the going price by us for fresh new potatoes), you have nearly $15 in value. All for a buck or two for the seed potatoes. Pretty good ratio.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:12 AM   #145
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Thank you, thank you! As soon as they get more seed potatoes at the Feed & Seed store, we're going to get some more and enlarge the box a bit.
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Thank you, thank you! As soon as they get more seed potatoes at the Feed & Seed store, we're going to get some more and enlarge the box a bit.
Have you thought about using straw to plant in, so the potatoes are easier to harvest and stay clean?
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Old 07-14-2016, 01:35 PM   #147
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Have you thought about using straw to plant in, so the potatoes are easier to harvest and stay clean?
That's a good idea. I'm going to look into that. We just rinsed the dirt right off of these with the hose, though. The garden hod is designed to make it really easy to do that.
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That's a good idea. I'm going to look into that. We just rinsed the dirt right off of these with the hose, though. The garden hod is designed to make it really easy to do that.
I care about the dirt, because ours has a lot of clay and the dirt really sticks.
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I care about the dirt, because ours has a lot of clay and the dirt really sticks.
We used homemade compost, which was really loose and full of earthworms
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We used homemade compost, which was really loose and full of earthworms

You know, my plans for growing potatoes in straw included using homemade compost at the bottom of the container as the "dirt". Never thought of using all compost. And, I grow most of my herbs in straight compost.
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