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Post  GWN on 5/21/2012, 10:35 pm

It started raining here yesterday after a LONG break, and manoman.... do my potatoes LOVE the rain.
I have tucked potatoes in a number of places, in my SFG, in cages, in plastic bags etc etc, and they seemed to have died a few weeks ago with the bad frost.
WELL today it was like it had never happened, ALL of my potato plants are looking awesome.
I went out to take some pictures, but not enough light.

My potatoes and my spinach are just awesome right now, I know this will all change in the next few weeks, but for now that is what is thriving.

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Post  Turan on 5/22/2012, 12:11 am

cheers Whew, good to hear they have recovered!

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Post  cheyannarach on 5/22/2012, 12:30 am

Hooray cheers for your spuds! I had all my seedlings out in the rain the last few days and my baby peppers really took off! I know how grrrreeat that feeling is!

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Post  philct on 5/22/2012, 2:42 am

May showers apparently bring April Flowers!!! Smile Congrats on your taters!!!

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Post  Chopper on 5/22/2012, 3:06 am

Apparently they like the heat too. Mine went crazy this week. Maybe it's the eclipse. Smile

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Post  plantoid on 5/22/2012, 7:39 am

@GWN wrote:It started raining here yesterday after a LONG break, and manoman.... do my potatoes LOVE the rain.
I have tucked potatoes in a number of places, in my SFG, in cages, in plastic bags etc etc, and they seemed to have died a few weeks ago with the bad frost.
WELL today it was like it had never happened, ALL of my potato plants are looking awesome.
I went out to take some pictures, but not enough light.

My potatoes and my spinach are just awesome right now, I know this will all change in the next few weeks, but for now that is what is thriving.



Too much rain and too much heat in combination often see the onset of blight which will also hit any plants related to potatoe I lost my potaro and tomato crops for two years running even though they were in a full sun aspect ( when the sun shone ) before I ended up spraying against it .

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Post  plantoid on 5/22/2012, 7:40 am

@philct wrote:May showers apparently bring April Flowers!!! Smile Congrats on your taters!!!




That's a heck of a long time to be in dormant bud .Laughing tongue

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Post  Kelejan on 5/22/2012, 3:04 pm

@plantoid wrote:
@philct wrote:May showers apparently bring April Flowers!!! Smile Congrats on your taters!!!




That's a heck of a long time to be in dormant bud .Laughing tongue

Well spotted, Plantoid. It's funny how many of us read what we expect to read.Smile

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Post  GWN on 5/22/2012, 8:01 pm

It just seems that all of a sudden after weeks of coddling everything along taking them inside and out and covering etc etc
THen all of a sudden everything just perks up and takes on the world on their own.
Sort of reminds me about my kids....... well now thats ANOTHER story.

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Post  cheyannarach on 5/23/2012, 12:50 am

@GWN wrote:It just seems that all of a sudden after weeks of coddling everything along taking them inside and out and covering etc etc
THen all of a sudden everything just perks up and takes on the world on their own.
Sort of reminds me about my kids....... well now thats ANOTHER story.

Tell me about it GWN, My oldest thinks and acts lie he is 16 not 6, lol.

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