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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 06:58 PM

Frost tomorrow night. Harvested the last of the potatoes. (pic)



left to right. Eastern Round White, Purple, Adirondack Red and White Fingerlings.
A few Danvers Half Long carrots in the background.

It was a dry summer here in upstate NY. But the garden did pretty well.
Best peppers ever thanks to the milk bath treatment.

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Reply Frost tomorrow night. Harvested the last of the potatoes. (pic) (Original post)
amerikat Oct 2012 OP
NEOhiodemocrat Oct 2012 #1
amerikat Oct 2012 #3
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #2
amerikat Oct 2012 #4
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #5
amerikat Oct 2012 #6

Response to amerikat (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:20 AM

1. very nice

We still have two rows to dig up, hopefully tomorrow! You have a nice variety there. I just replant anything left in the spring that sprouts so am down to two types now. Maybe it is time to actually buy some for a change and get some variety in my garden next year.

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Response to NEOhiodemocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. I just save some of the harvest in paper bags. (pics) Store them

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in the basement over the winter.







They are screaming to be planted in the spring.


edit title to indicate that there are pics

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Response to amerikat (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:25 PM

2. We couldn't get purple this year. We put in some large white ones and they did very well.

 

We're digging them tomorrow. It's supposed to get down to 33 tonight, but I don't think there will be frost. Still, we're pulling up the last of the basil this afternoon just in case. It doesn't take much to knock it out. I think the peppers and tomatoes will survive at least another week or so. Great crop.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:51 PM

4. A local garden supply has about a dozen varieties.

I forgot to plant Yukon Gold.

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Response to amerikat (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:06 PM

5. Oh, those are always good yield crops. They don't keep that long, but they're good.

 

We've had the purple ones last into MARCH! My wife takes the crates that clementines come in to store the taters. They stack, provide air, and are basically dark. And if they get a moldy one, you can just throw it in the fire pit and use another one in its place. We eat a lot of clementines.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:12 PM

6. Of the four types I ate yesterday, Purple had the best flavor.(nt)

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