What a decent day. It wasn't anything overly crazy. Outside was low 30s most of the day until it warmed to about 36F. The nice part, however, was the sun room. (An attached room with three sides of floor to roof glass. Sun Room, Arizona Room, Three season room. Which you use depends on your location. What do you call it?) As seen from my attire, thin sweater and loose scarf, it felt quit warm.
Dragged all the little seed cups outside. Even got help to move out one of the flats. The other one with lettuce is just too heavy and boxed in under the stairs to be move-able. Is it strange that It felt good treating them to a nice sunny day? A feeling similar to giving your pet a treat just because. Or your kids aren't making you pull out your hair so all is good.
Back to the spuds. Had to run out for errands. Finally got the much needed 3-way switch for the grow light. Now the broccoli will be happy with their added 2150 lumens. I've been pondering about where to purchase potatoes. How much. Varieties etc. Originally we were going to purchase from Maine potato lady. They carry a number of neat varieties in both organic and standard. To get the order by march or was it may, hmm, the order had to be in by January 30th. We let that slip by. Instead we are going to use store bought. 60lbs total for $28 bucks. Helluvah savings over shipping 50+lbs in the mail. I figure it this way, our state already grows some darn good potatoes we enjoy. Minimal expense. If anything is good enough to show the viability of growing them in the backyard where I want then a local mass ground version is a good start. I was cracking up looking at my shopping cart filled with all its bags. Thinking to myself about how onlookers must imagine that really big bowl of mash to come. We did pretty good though. Going through the bags on display I was pleasantly surprised at how many had decent root growth already! That took care of my wonder about how to get them going far enough to plant in the upcoming months. 40lbs of a white variety well sprouted and 20lbs of an organic russet which isnt deeply sprouted. Some of the russetts have tiny eye buds.
What is the best way to get them going in time to plant them in the next few months??