a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

The great potato harvest (sort of) and planting again

Some of the backyard potato pots died back already. I don't know if it was due to a lack of water or animals or what. But hey, it was opportunity disguised. I dumped out the soil from the two pots with no survivors, and found pretty round potatoes ranging from superball to tennis ball sizes. I then planted a "fingerling mix" from Wegmans that had started sprouting. We'll see if I can get a second harvest out of it.

The random assortment of purchased-and-ignored-until-sprouted potatoes that I planted in one of the half-barrels on the back deck are growing happily. At first glance, I could mistake them for tomato plants at this point. They are about two feet tall and blooming. I added another four inches of dirt to that pot. Happy plants!

I found a couple of little blue-tailed lizards in one of the unused pots on the deck, so I tipped over all of the pots on their sides. I don't want anyone to be trapped!
Tags: animals, garden
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