In my post about strawberries I mistakenly referred to the Sparkle variety as everbearing types. They are June bearers. Somewhere along the lines I managed to click on the wrong variety. I had meant to order Seascape, which is an everbearer. One of the million and one mistakes I've made this year.
I'm finding that after lots of research, I've rushed through the online ordering. Lots to learn for me this year. If you learn from your mistakes, I'll be one smart cookie next year. Gardening is still relatively new to me. After 6 years, I'm still quite the newbie at it. With the rapid expansion of my gardens and increase in varieties, comes lots of new challenges. Maybe in another 10 years I'll feel like I really know what I'm doing. For now, you can just learn along with me, or offer advice on what you have experience in. The last thing I want to do in this blog is make everything look rosy, when the reality is that mistakes are made throughout the process.
Now onto my latest mistake. After doing lots of research into potatoes last fall, I went ahead and ordered more than 3 times the number of potatoes that I needed. My original plan was to plant 2 of my 4x12 beds to potatoes. Somehow my addled brain ordered 50 lbs of potatoes. My much more experienced sister in law was shocked at the potatoes I had received and quickly corrected my stupidity. I'm beginning to think I was quite brain dead this past January. Stupid mistakes did abound.
Not to worry, I have plenty of friends that garden. Some went to my very smart sister in law, some to a neighbor and the rest will be delivered to my good friend L this afternoon. She has the space and the know how to take care of my excess.
In the end I planted 3 4x12 beds with 15 lbs of potatoes. One of the beds is split between Yukon Golds and All Blue. Another is planted to Kennebec and the last to Rio Grande russets.
I'm making copious notes, so that I will hopefully not repeat my mistakes. There will be plenty more mistakes yet to come, so I'll be sure to take lots of notes on those as well. We are having what appears to be an early spring, so I'm holding myself back from planting many of my early May crops. I don't want to lose anything else as a result of my haste and inattention to detail.