Wednesday, April 11, 2007

RIP Potatoes

I am humbled to admit, I killed the potatoes.

You really don't want to see the carnage. Trust me.

Perhaps it was too quick a move outside to the greenhouse.

Or the fact that I don't really know how to use a greenhouse.

Or that bad spell of weather.

Or the part about ignoring them for a week without watching their watering needs because it was just too darned cold outside.

But they've passed. Gone on to the great potato farm in the sky.

Next time - their successors will go straight into the ground. Whenever the gorram weather ghods allow it, that is.


Diana said...

R.I.P. poor potatoes. May you compost well and bring sustenance to those who come after.

'Shiny'. That's my favorite of the Firefly slang.

Anonymous said...

I don't think potatoes like the very cold weather. Also, check to see if there are specs on the portable greenhouse to see what temps it will actually protect to. Many of the lightweight plastic ones won't protect below freezing. You can get a solar shower bag, or black jug of water to warm up in the day and keep the greenhouse a tad warmer at night.

My crocuses and snowdrops got hit badly by the snow and cold. The rest of my garden from golden margeurite, herbs, lavender, poppies.. almsot all of it, got nibbled by bunnies, who left mounds of "calling cards". They didn't like the sorrel or woad, but really enjoyed the madder.. go figure..
who has tried this 4 times in 4 days now and the post keeps getting eaten..

cyndy said...

ohhhhh noooooooo,
nnnnnoooooo potatooooooooess!!

Grondzilla said...

Starting potatoes in a Greenhouse? That's a bit weird...not that I have a problem with weird but spuds is just one of those things I never imagine can/should be 'pre-started'. Wait till late May and slam em in the ground. Heck...I have ones that are giving mighty Cthulhu a run for his money in terms of their freaky tentacelness and the still yield a wunnerful crop in September.

Yes this would be an entirely random visit in terms of timing and all other things...the intertubes are mysterious (wiggles fingers emphatically) things some days.

Best of luck with the rest of the that Spring really has sprung.