Baby spuds

by Jessie K on April 24, 2012

The best thing about gardening is witnessing new life grow.

Looking forward to a crop of potatoes later this spring.

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Sarina April 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm


I am growing trash bag potatoes this year. My soil is so clayey and dense that I found digging up the taters was a pain! I saw online that you could put potting soil into 30 gallon trash bags and grow them “above” ground.. so I am trying it.. my shoots are up too.. I am hoping it will be an easier harvest.. Maybe I can then either save that soil for future tater batches.. or till it into my garden next year for better soil there!

Molly O April 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm


So I finally tried the banana rum butter the other night, but I used coconut rum instead of dark rum. Think banana coconut cream pie in a spread. It was yummy. I never would have thought to make banana spread before I looked through Tart and Sweet!

Janelle April 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm


We finally got some rain on Sunday after weeks and weeks of nothing. After just one soaking, our oats are coming up in the field as well as lots of our veges. Yeah!!!
Hope Jake (and the rest of the family) is doing well with the transition.

Howard April 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm


Love the heading of this article- baby spuds. I thought I was the only one that addressed plants this way. “Penny!, I gots tater babies” or baby beans or corn or whatever. As far as alternative methods of growing potatoes, you can just lay them on top of the ground and cover with a thick layer of old hay or straw. The mulch needs to be at least 4″ deep once it settles. The rotting mulch does wonders for the garden.

Naomi April 25, 2012 at 5:34 am


I was just thinking that this morning, looking at my flat leaf parsley seedlings. How amazing, from a seed! Thrills me every year, I may need to get out more.

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