Gardens forum: Poatoes

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Imagephicks
Aug 10, 2010 11:46 AM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
Do You Grow Any Poatoes? Paul
Imagerannveig
Aug 10, 2010 12:11 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Hi Paul -

I don't grow them because I don't have enough room. But lots of people do ....especially now after the recession hit. There's been a real boom in private vegetable gardens the past two years.

And potatoes are grown here commercially - not enough to keep us stocked all year though so there are imported potatoes in the stores from late winter/spring until the new crops hit the stores in fall ....

Rann
Imagephicks
Aug 10, 2010 12:24 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
thanks ----- Paul
Imagerannveig
Aug 10, 2010 12:31 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
you are most welcome :-)
ImageLedgegardener
Aug 12, 2010 7:28 AM CST
Name: Ledgegardener
Maine, on the downeast coast
I grow potatoes in my garden here in Maine. Also have a little experiment going trying to grow them in home made grow bags filled with straw.
Living and loving life on the coast of Maine.
Imagerannveig
Aug 12, 2010 7:44 AM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
That sounds interesting, must save space to grow them in the bags. I would grow some if I had the space .... I was planning to plant a few this spring, but couldn't find them a place.
Imagephicks
Aug 12, 2010 12:03 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
ive been growing poatoes the last few years with TPS true poatoe seeds there about the sise of a Tomatoe seed . Paul I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
Imagerannveig
Aug 12, 2010 12:06 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
ok ... now that's interesting to me.... never heard of growing potatoes from seed :-)
Imagephicks
Aug 12, 2010 12:10 PM CST
Name: Paul Hicks
Florida
Ya they Form From the Flowers and the seeds carry know Virus Like Seed Tubers the first year there about the sise of marbles so you plant theam out in the spring and you get large poatoes some times you get some really diff ones paul
Hurray!
Imagerannveig
Aug 12, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Rannveig
Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
very interesting :-)
ImageLedgegardener
Aug 13, 2010 7:22 PM CST
Name: Ledgegardener
Maine, on the downeast coast
I think I have heard of potato seeds. Here we get "seed potatoes' and cut them so each portion has three eyes and plant them.
Living and loving life on the coast of Maine.

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