2008 Garden in Review–Onions, Potatoes, Cucumbers
One thing I learned here–definitely worth starting from sets! All the time and effort I put into starting from seeds was pretty much wasted. I harvested 6 pounds of onions, and used every last one in salsa! I planted them this year near my potatoes, but in the end they sort of competed for space.
Next year I want to try a sweeter onion variety–the ones I grew had me weeping as I cut them–and I’ll plant them next to plants that don’t have huge root systems, or root vegetables.
After the failure I expected, I was SO HAPPY with the potatoes I got. 17 pounds in all! Mine got some sort of a fungus, which I treated too late. But now I have the fungicide, so I’m prepared. I’m going to plant slightly more potatoes next year, and keep them all together. I think I’ll stick with red–loved ’em!
Okay, so I had TOTAL FAILURE with my cukes this year. Picked all of 3, and ate none! They were deformed and weird. I am determined to get some good advice, and really have success with these next year. I love bread and butter pickles, and I think nothing is better than home-made. I realized (too late) that one of my problems was that my cukes were sharing a trellis with an ambitious Sweet 100 cherry tomato plant. They never stood a chance!
I put one piece of seed potato per square. In his book, Mel says you can do 4 per square, but most internet research I did said to space them between 8″ and 12″ apart.
More info on potatoes can be found here: http://www.mysquarefootgarden.net/veggies
how many potatoes did you plant per square foot? Any other info on potatoes would be great.