The original challenge was 90 days from sowing to harvesting. That rules out a ton of stuff, including potatoes. I don't think that allows for much besides leafy greens - bok choi, tatsoi, spinach, etc. Radishes also come to mind - you can stir fry them for a change of pace; or turn them into kimchi. And I still think peas are the most nutritious thing you can grow in a short time during the early garden season.
nancy sutton wrote:potatoes? lots?
Craig Dobbelyu wrote:
Dan Boone wrote:I cross-posted with Patrick and then wondered why he was emphatically ruling out potatoes while I was busy ruling them in. My memories are old and possibly faulty so I thought I'd do some googling around, and I think I have figured out where/why we diverged.
It turns out that varieties of potatoes make a huge difference. I found a seed company advertising Yukon Gold potatoes (which is similar to the types we were growing, and we were literally about a mile from the actual Yukon river) and claiming that they are for harvest "closer to 70 days than to 90, and far ahead of the 100 to 110 typical of midseason types." So if Patrick was talking about the more typical types and I was thinking of the thin-skinned northern types, we are both right. Except that I dunno if Yukon Golds and similar varieties will even grow well in Montana.
rosemary schmidt wrote:ok well,
I know you said 90 days or less so it kind of throws out potatoes with the bathwater sort of thing.
what if you planted potatoes anyway and just let them go while you reaped what you sewed 90 days ago?
Potatoes are always good and they will be there for when your next 90 day crop comes along and uh, well, they are yummy!
jesse markowitz wrote:
So if we plant sometime early march