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by david sisson on February 26, 2005 04:32 AM
I signed onto the Gardener's forum because I have been put in charge of about three acres of gardening area, and 5 green houses (non-heated). I work for an orphanage in Mongolia and I guess I was the most qualified staff member.
Last years crop was bad, I wasn't working with the garden at the time. I need advice on how to improve the potatoe crop, and how to do spring starters in the green houses. Can anyone help me? Thanks
David Sisson
by duckie on February 26, 2005 04:43 AM
[wayey] Welcome David,

wow,Mongolia.I don't know anything about the climate there.

But I love growing potatoes.I will look some things up for you.

5 greenhouses?That's a lot of space for seedlings.Do you need seeds?
Lots of great folks here to help you out.

Again welcome,

[flower] duckie

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by weezie13 on February 27, 2005 04:28 AM
David Sisson,
Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum!
We are very glad you found us!!!!

I don't grow too many potatoes, so I may not
be able to help you, but I do want you to know
I'm going to move your post into the
Fruit and Vegetable Section, and I'm sure there'll be someone that can help you a wee~bit more than I can in there.....


P/S What little I do know about growing potatoes is.........
Dig a deep trench, plant the eyes', up, and fill with dirt, as the plants emerge, cover that section, and continue through out the summer.
You may even end up with a pretty tall pile,
but the more dirt you pile on, the more they'll produce....
And you have to keep them covered, the more "sunlight/ or light" the potatoes are exposed to, will produce a green covering on the outside of the potato that is not good to eat, slightly poisonous.... never eat the green on the out side of a potato, cut down further in to the meat/white part of the potato.

Here's a link to that can help you a wee~bit too!!

How to Grow Potatoes/ Solanum tuberosum

And PLEASE KEEP US POSTED, WE WOULD [Cool] LOVE TO HEAR YOUR OUT COME, good or bad, we like to hear about what you did [critic] or didn't do [Frown] [critic] , helps us learn too!!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2


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