Onions and potatoes
I have stated before that experimenting was half of the fun of garden, it is also where you get your greatest losses.
I was trying to push my onions and potatoes into planting early but the weather has not been cooperating.
I purchased Kennebec and Pontiac seed potatoes and different Bonnie and Dixiondale onion plants, also 6 different type of onion seed.
The Kennebec potatoes I started chitting early, hoping to get them to break through the soil, under a heavy mulch about the first of March, still having the mulch for protection.
Well my Kennebec are at that point now, but mother nature is not ready for them. The Pontiac potatoes are still being kept cool and progressing nicely. ( I have a flat of each)
I hope the picture will show the Bonnie onions to the left, which are a little older actually look better than the dixondale plants. The onion plants I started from seed on 1/16 and planted at 3 and 4 weeks of age have not survived the harsh weather.
The seed potatoes cost $.49 and .59 per pound and the Dixiondale onions costs $1.79 per bundle and had a count of about 100 per bundle, the Bonnie cost $2.25 and & $2.75 per bundle and had a count of about 65 per bundle,
As you can I did not buy top quality plants, but I still expect to get some produce this year.