No potatoes for you (or me) – yet

Two weeks ago, I put three small red potatoes from the farmer’s market in a brown paper bag, put it in a dark place, and waited to see if anything would sprout.  Yesterday I checked them and – nothing.  I guess my farmer’s market potatoes were treated with sprout inhibitors, or something else went awry.  Oh well.

It’s probably just as well.  I found out last week that I’ll be going away for a couple of weeks next month, so I wouldn’t be home to shepherd them if they had sprouted.  When I get back, I can start a fall garden.  According to my Gardening in Florida book, I can start carrots, lettuce, spinach and strawberries.  I’ll have to get containers and potting soil; I hope I can find seeds and plants too!  Next year, I’ll be more organized.

There are other things I could plant, but I don’t like them – beets, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, mustard greens, peas, radishes and turnips.  I know I’m a picky eater.  There are other things I could plant that I do like, but in the interest of starting simply, I’ll pick them up later.  Those are Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions and parsley.  The book says I can start asparagus any time, but I’m going to wait on that too, even though it takes two years to start producing.

I really hope I can make this work!

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