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ilinda

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Re: Permaculture / soil management TUTORIAL
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2017, 06:09:31 PM »
Ilinda, Did your potatoes have snow on top of them during the winter?
We had so little snow last winter, and for such a short time, that it would be irrelevant to the survival of the potatoes.  My best guess is that being the potatoes are small, and having very dark purple skins, they just sat there next to the garlic waiting their turn to start growing again.

The pictures should follow soon, as I plan to dig garlic approx. on the 20th, and might dig one garlic and one potato plant earlier for a test.

Am editing this a minute or two after posting, to add this:
We did have below zero temperatures a number of times, as I paid special attention to the temperatures because I had just last spring decided to try to grow olive trees (in Missouri!) in an unheated greenhouse.

Well, we had about three or four days of temp's between minus 2 deg.F  and minus 5 deg.F, then one night it got to minus 10 deg. F!  I was really scared for the olive trees that night but they did survive (well wrapped and surrounded by water jugs).

So, in spite of those temperatures, with little snow, the Purple Peruvian Potato lives!  It's ALIVE, it's ALIVE!!

Pictures to follow.  Plus I may as well post pics of the olive trees that are growing like weeds.

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« Reply #31 on: June 10, 2017, 04:36:12 AM »
From your description, Ilinda, it sounds as if Purple Peruvian fingerlings might be much more prolific than Ozette?

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« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2017, 05:54:05 PM »
From your description, Ilinda, it sounds as if Purple Peruvian fingerlings might be much more prolific than Ozette?
Yes, for me here in Missouri's Ozarks, the Ozette scarcely produced any more than the original "seed potatoes", whereas the Purple Peruvian seem prolific, whether the huge fingerlings, or the tiny ones.  I did take one pic of the garlic/Purple Peruv. potato bed, and will post ASAP.

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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2017, 05:28:28 PM »
ilinda, does this map seem accurate?
The image is from urbanfarmer seed company...
Haven't checked them out yet.  Not sure if non GMO but a neat image...

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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »
ilinda, does this map seem accurate?
The image is from urbanfarmer seed company...
Haven't checked them out yet.  Not sure if non GMO but a neat image...
Sorry to be so late in answerng, but just saw this.  The map is generalized, especially in areas with lots of variations in elevation within a rather small radius.  For example, here in the Saint Francois Mountains of MO's Ozarks, we have extremes that our neighbors 0.25 mile away do not have.  We have colder night-time winter temps sometime, and warmer summer highs.

We've had -30 (yes, minus 30 Deg. F) and when I tried to tell a friend she did not believe me, so next time it happened, I photographed the thermometer. 

We are considered zone 6 I think, plus the zones are divided into 6a and 6b, etc., but our winter lows are as low as some in Canada!  Another example:  we were visiting friends who lived about 8-9 miles away one night, and when we left around midnight, it was around 56 deg. F there, and when we arrived home after a short drive, it was 37 or 39 deg. F here.    Our farm is in a sort of basin, with much of the acreage in the valley, and is surrounded on all four sides by hill/mountain tops, making it possible for a cold batch of air to settle and not drift out of the valley until the sun warms it the next AM--that is my best guess about it.  Even the loggers who were here back in 1981 called this farm "Little Siberia".

So, I look at the chart, but keep in the back of my mind those awful lows we've experienced.

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« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2017, 11:28:01 PM »
ilinda, thanks for a better perspective on that climate region...

 

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