Oh dear. ‘-)

In all the excitement of shopping for a new Farmlet,

having special visitors,

and finding a new Farmlet,

It would seem some things were forgotten about.

Please click 1st photo…

Should I:

a)Β  Cut them like I normally would?

b) Simply bury them whole into the soil?

OR

c) Give them a toss and try again next year!

Β 

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47 thoughts on “Oh dear. ‘-)

    • Lynda says:

      Annie, you and Julie have been out voted by an overwhelming majority! LOL! These taters are getting planted… In portable containers! πŸ˜‰

          • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

            Actually, I was thinking about that too… What if you used one of those garbage cans with the wheels built in? The article does mention using sawdust (hm,mm?) and I’ve heard of some people just using shredded (whipper-snippered) leaves or a compost/straw mixture, instead of garden soil, to keep the weight down…
            Didn’t you mention something about having permission to get started on your garden at the new place? What about starting them up at the mountian?

          • Lynda says:

            Bingo! I compost ALL of my leaves in two long bins (4x8x3) I have some 4 year old good stuff in the bottom of the original bin! πŸ˜‰ And a wheeled bucket from my classroom days. I had thought about the mountain, but there will be TONS of traffic over the next few weeks, what with family and the auction of her belongings. Also, there is no indication of where she used to garden. Only a few flower beds near to the house. I will have to ask about that. πŸ™‚

          • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

            Ah, well that’s too bad… Didn’t realise you see starting from scratch up there (that’s a different kettle of fish altogether):

          • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

            Darned “auto fill”! That should’ve been “…you’d be starting from scratch”.
            LOL! Those “tatties in a pail” are looking better all the time; )
            Y’know, you’re probably going to be too busy for a big garden this year anyway; so, what if you do up a bunch of stuff in pots?

  1. Littlesundog says:

    Cut them as you normally would. They’re still fine… not wrinkled horribly. I have had this happen (when an onslaught of rain kept me from getting my taters in on time!) and I planted them anyway and they produced no different than any other year! Go for it I say!

    • Lynda says:

      You are the second person to mention potatoes from the compost heap. I have never been so lucky! But, I will be planting these potatoes! Thank you, Belocchio! πŸ™‚

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Throw them out? NO WAY! Bury them as deep as you can and watch ’em go: )
    (Besides, they’re trying so hard, don’t they at least deserve a chance?; )

  3. Just another day on the farm says:

    A or B are both doable, no reason what so ever to do C.

    you can cut them in half, let them dry for a day or two to scab over the cut area and plant like normal, I often have spuds that start going in the cellar that look like this, and they produce just fine, just remember to knock off the eyes that are going downward and plant your eyes up or sidewise.

    or plant whole if you want to, just clean off the sprouts on the bottom and plant away.. no harm done at all..

  4. Margaret says:

    If you think you’ll move before they are ready to dig, plant as usual but in large pots. One to a pot. good luck
    I planted some once in the flower box on the front porch. Our mailperson knocked and asked what plant that was since she didn’t recognize it. Got a nice little mess of potatoes as well.

  5. cecilia says:

    fantastic, chop, chop plant, plant move move, your followers are extra cool but a move is finalised. how did this happen? I have missed something terribly important, not visiting often enough, I shall zoom back through your posts and find pictures i hope! c

  6. penpusherpen says:

    I’m a complete novice, so I’d probably bury them, pat the soil, talk nicely and hope for the best…BUT you have many ‘seasoned’ gardeners comments… so I’ll butt out… πŸ˜‰ …Loved reading about your move to the farmlet… Happy days ahead methinks.. ’twas nice to drop by,.. xx…

    • Lynda says:

      It is much like that with potatoes. Put them in, pat them and talk nicely, and hope for the best. The seasoned gardeners just put in the finer details is all. πŸ˜‰ Glad you dropped in, Penpusherpen!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you for your vote of confidence in these wrinkled spuds, Dianne! I will be planting them just as soon as it quits raining this week. πŸ˜€

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