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potatoes again, maybe

So my last attempt at potatoes failed (pretty badly it turns out) due to some pest, I think pill bugs, so I think that I am inspired by this to try again.  It involves building things, so that’s good.  It is a great example of intensive gardening, so that’s good.  I will employ some methods to keep pill bugs at bay, organically of course, so that’s good too.

Weekend Update Mar 14, 2009

Just a few random shots that I took over the weekend with comments:

I have always struggled to get carrots, but this sucker is just one of many monsters growing in my plot.  I ate this guy right after taking its picture.  Very sweet.  I am really excited.  I will probably make a carrot soup out of this.

This was a poppy plant that grew from last years planting.  It has very reddish-orange flowers.  CA poppies are a great harbinger of spring around here.  The reddish orange color just glows!

Something (probably pill bugs) is serious going after my potato plants.  We’ll just see how they do on their own.  Good luck guys.  I have too much Spring planting right now.

This is “rustic arugula” and is supposed to be similar to “wild arugula”.  The leaves are way different than standard arugula, much thinner and more “toothed”.  A tasting will be in short order and I am quite hopeful.