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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by Denob » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:35 pm

Thanks Learner, that's what I was looking at it for. I have one light I can mount at the top and maybe rotate the seed trays so that they all get some.
BTW...ordered online yesterday, should be here by March 30th. A couple days late maybe, but shouldn't be that much of an issue.



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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by helicopilot » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:39 pm

Denob wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:35 pm
BTW...ordered online yesterday, should be here by March 39th. A couple days late maybe, but shouldn't be that much of an issue.
This new doomsday pandemic apocalypse must also be changing the earth’s ellipse around the sun if we now need a March 39th this year! :D

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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by Denob » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:50 pm

helicopilot wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Denob wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:35 pm
BTW...ordered online yesterday, should be here by March 39th. A couple days late maybe, but shouldn't be that much of an issue.
This new doomsday pandemic apocalypse must also be changing the earth’s ellipse around the sun if we now need a March 39th this year! :D
FML...EDIT ON THE WAY.

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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by Denob » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:17 pm

New question...
If I order in seed potatoes, how long will they last before planting?

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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by peppercorn » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:56 pm

Denob wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:17 pm
New question...
If I order in seed potatoes, how long will they last before planting?
Long enough, I wouldn't worry about it, though I wouldn't want to order them when they could be sent while they might be exposed to freezing temps.
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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by peppercorn » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:35 am

Denob wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:17 pm
New question...
If I order in seed potatoes, how long will they last before planting?
I have potatoes from last Oct that I will be using as seed potatoes this year. In fact I will be starting them indoors Monday. Potatoes are my favorite food . I once went into a restaraunt and ordered Fries, mashed potatoes, and baked ones. Nothing else, true story. I was so disappointed with C5, I think it was one of his first posts where he was in Peru of all places, the very home of the potato and he didn't say a god damn thing about them. I just shake my head....

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2020030 ... ble-potato

I consider the potato one of the most important crops that can be grown...Even if its your first time growing anything, you cant puck up growing potatoes. You just cant go wrong....and they store so well...Read that article I posted.....I cant even imagine how primitive the European diet was before the potato was introduced.

https://academic.oup.com/qje/article/126/2/593/1868756
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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by Dakota » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:12 am

First batch of seedlings sitting under light! Still in the house though. Greenhouse all cleaned up and ready to be used!
We may try (with extra potatoes) a few long rows on crown land behind our place to test if the potatoes will thrive as well as in our boxes. Grow more potatoes and free up boxes for squash and such in a crisis situation.
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Post by Clarence » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:05 pm

Congrats on your greenhouse Dakota. That is one clean looking room. Out of fear for one I may wish to do one day, I will never show to my wife though

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Post by peppercorn » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:16 pm

Dakota wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:12 am
First batch of seedlings sitting under light! Still in the house though. Greenhouse all cleaned up and ready to be used!
We may try (with extra potatoes) a few long rows on crown land behind our place to test if the potatoes will thrive as well as in our boxes. Grow more potatoes and free up boxes for squash and such in a crisis situation.
Dakota, there is something interesting going on with your roof design. How about a picture of how that works for ventilation, when you get a chance.
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Re: Garden like it counts (cuz it might) 2020

Post by Learner » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 pm

Nice greenhouse Dakota.

Tomatoes and peppers are growing nicely, and have been transplanting them into bigger containers. Started some herbs and they are now starting to grow. Can only hope that the snow will soon start melting and stop falling so that we can get outside into the yard. Kind of a pain when we just got another 8-10 inches in the last two days. It is very wet snow though, so loads of moisture, but am sure ready for winter to be over.

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