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!