Time to start your slips. I did this last week and then forgot to blog about it.
Take your sweet potatoes, cut them in half, and put in jar of water with half the potato below water. I use toothpicks to hold them in place. Then place them in a warm well lit place. Mine are on top of a radiator. They still may not be warm enough since we already have the heat turned way way down, but I’m hoping.
In a few weeks you should have slips ready for planting.
This weekend I am getting my flats started. I have no idea where I will put them, but it looks like I have a week before cold weather again. So this is what I am planting this week:
- Rooted Parsley
- Head Lettuce
- Leaf Lettuce
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Green Onions
- Regular Tomatoes
What is going directly into beds:
- Onion Sets
So, what does Rodale say to do this month?
- Plant asparagus and give Pulverized phosphate and potash rock.
- Cole crops can be planted out in hot bed or sheltered location.
- Plant out horseradish, onion, and rhubarb.
- Dig last year’s parsnips.
- Plant early potatoes in hot beds.
- Plant Garden sage and Tomato seeds.