Those potatoes we planted a few weeks ago are coming up nicely. IF we find the time to deal with these correctly this year, we’ll mound soil up around the plant as it grows taller which is supposed to result in a lot more tubers per plant. Oh… and keep the plot weeded. That’s a big if but it’s in the plans. That’s an official gardening objective for 2012. That’s poopy straw from underneath our chicken roosts. We remove it every morning. It’s there for both weed suppression and fertilization. Pretty cool, eh? I’m also planning to actually read my pumpkin seed packets for days to maturity in an attempt to have pumpkins (more than one would be lovely) in October this year.