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Response to yellerpup (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 11:25 AM

6. I couldn't find fresh seed potatoes this season so we just used what was left over (the small ones).

 

We still got a damn good crop.

I plant in early May (too early by conventional wisdom), but that's when the volunteers start showing up so I figure mine will do just as well. The main advantage is beating the potato beetles. They don't come out until after the pollination period so it doesn't matter if they mutilate the foliage. Same with squash bugs. I plant early and beat them to their goal. Weather is a bigger problem. We had a really wet spring and I told my wife - no heirloom tomatoes. I was right. They can't take wet feet and die off. The common varieties (sweet 100, sugary, Big Boy, Celebrity, etc.) did just fine. I'm hoping for a dry spring next season so I can get back to the heirlooms.

Oddly, all of the peppers did well - like WAY better than usual. Go figure.

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