posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 12:22 PM
a reply to: MamaShredAK
It's so nice to be able to step outside and shop for dinner! Especially with our prices for the the good organic produce up here. We get so much light
in the summer time that it makes up for our short season for things. The brassicas usually do great up here too, broccoli, cabbage and all of their
cousins. I am having a hard time getting enough season for onions but most of the other root crops work great. We plant our potatoes in stacks of
tires and just push them over to harvest in the fall.
The peas, carrots, lettuce and asparagus do great up here! Let me know how the sweet potatoes and artichokes work out for you. I think the artichoke
might even be a biennial who needs to be protected for a winter to mature in its second year. I could be wrong though. I would love to grow both,
a reply to: MystikMushroom
My biggest issue with the peppers has always been the aphids in previous years. I think it was about five years ago they were so bad across the state,
everybody lost crops of some kind to them it seemed.
Last year was my best year to date for them. I started them early with my tomatoes under the full spectrum light. I transplanted several of them into
a 30 gallon barrel split down the side. They got rough dirt, half of it was reused. They lived just inside the door of my greenhouse and produced
dozens of peppers. I even got to pickle up some of my banana peppers. I still have some dried serranos in my kitchen too. I got lucky. I think they
liked the open door. They really were happy last year, but it was also a hot summer. The rest of the gardens actually lagged a bit because of the
smoke damage except for the greenhouse and the root crops. I probably harvest 25 pounds of carrots last year. My turnips and potatoes did great as
well as my peas. It was my brassicas that suffered the most.
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