Its ramping down.
Haw, haw! Well I will spend some time cleaning up then run the tiller over the area. When the leaves come down, they will beKitchenGardener wrote:So then what, James? Do you get to go inside and sit by a fire until Spring comes?
I think I would feel right at home in your area.jal_ut wrote:We usually get June, July and August frost free with maybe 5 or six days on both ends. Somewhere around 105 to 110 days frost free. People fuss around with hot caps, and row covers and starting indoors or in greenhouses for later transplanting.
That July 5 frost was a bit unusual. I have seen frost every month of the year here at this location though.
I tried this deliberately one year.Taiji wrote:... Some are actually getting up to about 15 inches high and real bushy.
Could I possible get a second potato crop in the same year from volunteer plants? That would be something. Maybe at least some small new potatoes! In this zone and at this elevation that would be unusual.
applestar wrote:I don't know if I can find it now, but there was an article by a Pennsylvania master gardener who wrote about fall-planting potatoes for next year's early new potato harvest to coincide with green pea harvest. I posted the link here a long time ago.
Vaguely remembered technique was to plant in a raised mound to avoid winter water logging and mulch really well 8-10" if I remember. It's ok for the tops to get frosted and die -- or maybe they were pruned down to be covered with the mulch. So even if they are not ready, you may be able to get them to survive the winter?