Planting out our tomatoes

After 7 weeks of cultivating tomato seedlings and potting them up into two different stages, we felt like the time was right to get them into the ground. It has been an unseasonably mild spring with more sunshine than usual so we decided to get an early jump on the season.
After a few weeks of dry weather we had our first rainfall over night so I did a final tilling this morning and the added moisture made for a nice consistency and texture of the soil. We planted the indeterminates inside the walk-in tunnel frame and plan to grow the bush varieties outside the frame. The determinates are all extra early so we hope to have harvested them well before the fall. If the weather fails to cooperate we can always cover the lower growing bush tomatoes with our low tunnels ( 6' wide by 3' high).





Storing potatoes

To identify the perfect home storage location in your house, first answer three questions: What kind of potatoes are they? How long do you intend to store them? How do you intend to cook the potatoes—will you bake, fry, or boil them? Your answers will help you decide where to store potatoes at home.

Overall Recommendations:
Ideal conditions are ventilated, cool temperatures, high humidity and no light.

Avoid exposure to light to prevent greening.

Store away from light in an unheated (42- 55°F) room, closet or cabinet in your home or garage.

Store in a perforated plastic bag to increase humidity and decrease water loss. Or use a small container of water to increase humidity (we use burlap bags)

Do not tightly seal the bag. The goal is to provide fresh air and to minimize carbon dioxide levels and disease development potential.

Do not wash harvested garden potatoes prior to storage.