reply to post by kattraxx
" DesertDawg, I planted my potatoes in a space about 4' x 2', way too small and have had to transplant a few. I never expected all of them to come
up. It's cool, really-- that you can cut up one potato and get so many plants from it, then so many potatoes from each new plant. Pretty good deal,
all in all. Never tried it before.
Cool, I may try it at the end of summer and see what happens.
I got the lumber for the tomato trellises I mentioned in an earlier post.
If things work out I should be able to knock them out today.
If so, I'll post an article and some pics.
Here are a couple of sites you should find interesting:
Saving tomato seeds.
You'll find the bit about potato seeds vs cuttings interesting.
This last site is an interesting one about growing veggies in Sunny Arizona.
98 degrees F predicted here today.
A little garden work before it gets too hot, run an errand then try the new plastic blade gizmo I got for the weedwhacker.
For a while there, I was using poison to control weeds, but not with a garden on the property.
Some time back I read that if you cut a weed -hoe, weedwhacker etc. - it will grow back.
Cut it a 2nd time and it usually doesn't have the energy to grow again.
Tis amazing how fast the weeds grow here in the dez when they get just a hint of moisture.
Have a good couple months of rain during Monsoon season - starts June 15th - and when you view the desert from a ridge about 1000' above the desert
floor, it looks like a well maintained golf course.
Lots of very small wildflowers, many no bigger than a nickel.