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Re: planting SFG potatoes

Post  boffer on 3/21/2011, 8:39 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote:Off subject, sorry. Josh's avatar and titles are showing up under his post rather than on the left side. Just commenting because it is different.

I noticed it yesterday, but it was only happening in this thread. I thought maybe it was the multiple videos posted that were doing something funny. But I looked again after you mentioned it, and everything looks normal to me at this time! Strange affraid
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Re: planting SFG potatoes

Post  Josh on 3/21/2011, 8:55 pm

I noticed it too, and then next time I looked it was fixed, I thought you fixed it boffer affraid
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Re: planting SFG potatoes

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/22/2011, 2:16 am

Yep, he is all cleared up. Thanks for whatever happened.
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Re: planting SFG potatoes

Post  Miss M on 3/23/2011, 3:26 pm

Okay, the SFG book says one plant per square, but I watched the video, and you are planting 4 per square. I looked elsewhere, and found people growing them even closer.

Well, okay, 4 per square is better, as long as it doesn't cut down on production! And you seemed to be getting quite a bit of harvest per square...

So I planted three squares, 4 per square of some russets, reds, and purples. Wish me luck!

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Post  Miss M on 3/25/2011, 12:09 am

Wait a minute... I looked again, and the SFG book says 4/square. Okay... so my eyes were crossed or something! Embarassed

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Post  NHGardener on 3/25/2011, 6:59 am

Miss M, it's a good thing you followed your intuition! See, it knew all along, 4 per square. Smile
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Post  bigmama75 on 4/2/2011, 6:46 pm

Josh-so you add layers of MM? If so how much? I could tell but did you add another 6inches and if so when. Sorry I'm really new to this.

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Post  walshevak on 4/2/2011, 9:23 pm

I have a bale of straw left from halloween. It is starting to fall apart and probably starting to compost some inside. Can I use that, mixed with some MM or compost to top off my potatoes as they grow? They were about 1 1/2" tall when the Frost got them Mon, but I'm hoping they will come back.

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/2/2011, 9:48 pm

@walshevak wrote:I have a bale of straw left from halloween. It is starting to fall apart and probably starting to compost some inside. Can I use that, mixed with some MM or compost to top off my potatoes as they grow? They were about 1 1/2" tall when the Frost got them Mon, but I'm hoping they will come back.

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I have the 6 bales that I made last year's compost bin from - I am going to use them for my potato bed. I don't know if it is what we are 'supposed' to do, but that is what I am doing! If it doesn't work out, we will both know for next year..... flower

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