Pretty Purple Potato Flower Petals

Pretty Purple Potato Flower Petals

Pretty Purple Potato Flower Petals

June 25, 2017 – I don’t know why I bother trying to grow potatoes. I don’t have enough room to make it worthwhile so they are more of a novelty than anything. Now the tomatoes, those are worthwhile to grow and I started everything from seed this year, no seedling plants at all. I meant to only start six plants, but somehow ended up with nine, if they all do well I will be eating an awful lot of tomatoes!

But there are some things I don’t know why I planted. Like turnips…I don’t even like turnips.

Today was the first harvest of lettuces, and I pulled out a few piddly little turnips and planted some beets in their place. The peppers are trying, but it’s not the best spot for them, they need more sun and probably should have been done in pots on the upper deck where it bakes and the tomatoes are so happy.

The kale is coming along, and only one cucumber has poked it’s head out. The peas are flowering, so I may get a few, but the squirrel nabbed most of the few strawberries I had coming along in a pot. Parsley, chives, garlic chives, oregano, marjoram, and thyme are all coming along nicely, but the basil isn’t happy, I’ll have to start again with that.

It’s nice to have the space to do a little bit of food gardening 🙂

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  1. PITT.DFB June 26, 2017 at 2:42 am - Reply

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  6. Tallula Wilkie June 26, 2017 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Very pretty!

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  8. Marne Birch June 26, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Not sure what I will get from my garden this year, but it’s fun to try.

    • Paige Ackerman June 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      It’s always an experiment to figure out what I can grow in the limited light I get. I could probably grow almost anything that needs heat and sun on the upper deck….but I don’t really want it there.

      If I can’t produce a zucchini this year I’m giving up on those. I must be the only person on the planet that can’t grow zucchini 🤣

    • Marne Birch June 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Really?? Wow…I always zucchini were pretty easy to grow…too much so. Did you plant more than one?

    • Paige Ackerman June 27, 2017 at 2:48 am - Reply

      Yes, yes, thanks for pointing out that I am a failure at the easiest and most prolific garden plant known to exist…. thanks for that 😉

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  11. Kim Currie June 26, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Potatoes are nostalgic for me, reminding me of the “field” of potatoes my dad would grow every year. I swear half the back yard was potatoes and we would live off those things all winter long. I’ve tried growing them here but gave up because the golden nematodes ruin them. 🙁

  12. Missy2004 June 27, 2017 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    They have very pretty flowers

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