Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cukes, melons, blackberries and potatoes

Cukes and melons are up.
First blackberry bloom of he season... very late.

All winter I stick sprouted potatoes into black nursery pots and slowly fill them with a mix of hay and used potting soil... Last year I was able to harvest in early April, but this year it might be a little late.

4 comments:

quickgardens said...

I just planted potatoes in an aerated trash container. Is it better to plant potatoes in the fall?
You have a fantastic garden.

Central FLA Gardener said...

yes--I am beginning to think that the best time to plant potatoes is the same time that we start sowing seeds for winter/spring harvests of broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower, etc--mid-August, maybe early September.

maddie said...

i'd like to do a veggie garden but what should I be planting now? are the guides on the back of the seed containers accurate?

Backyard Urban Gardening said...

Yum blackberries.

Maddie,

Assuming you live in Florida, we've had good luck with a September - May vegetable gardening timeframe. Lettuce, carrots, collard greens, cauliflower, broccoli, and swiss chard seem to tolerate the occassional cold snap and even frost (we do cover them with cotton sheets). Good luck.