sweet potato slips
Yes I start them now because we plant the first of May . The store bought potatoes must have a sprout inhibitor on them . I plant 48 plants and I have many relatives and neighbors that need themas well . This is something you can sell at a farmers market too . But just this year did I learn that we need to cut back the vine to get more potato …. I truely learn something new all the time . Now I need a notebook because I do not store things so well anymore .
Safewrite wonderful plan for seed saving .. mine are on paperplates all over the greenhouse . And when the grandkids came over all the pepper seeds were mixed together by " NOT ME " . This will be an intresting summer . BTW could we plant peanuts in boxes ? I really could not get so cranked about digging as our soil is still quite heavy .
OH yes ,the Bicycle Wheel Sock Dryer that my 12 yo made makes an excellent pepper dryer as well !
Truely ,truely , the sooner we learn and can pass these things down the better .. it is a whole different life than beans and bacon from the store . In fact there are things we had to choose to say no to volunteering to because it is time consuming learning and doing . You will not be able to up and take a vacation just anytime you want as you are committed or had better have a friend or neighbor that will cove for you . 5 days and the weeds could take over and you are harvesting something every week once you get your timing right .
For now we get to try new ways to cook and eat our harvest and plan the layout and timing for next season . I am finding that we are eating far less grains and way more meat , vegs , and fruit ….really feel much better .
PS. a good time to think about ordering chicks soon . Everytime my Banties hatch a nest of eggs or I put a batch in the incubator they are way heavy on the roosters and really feel like as long as I can order pulletsat a decent price I will be better off doing that .