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Because when you grow Salad Blue potatoes, you expect something like maybe two-three inches long, something nice to mash up and enjoy.

You do not expect this: )
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Haven't been around much, I've been too busy with regular life to really post here, but I have been working on my garden.

Temperatures have skyrocketed here over the past couple of weeks; good news for my tomatoes and peppers, not so good news for my lettuces. We were still digging out last year's potatoes when they started growing again, so we lost a ton of seedlings due to needing to dig them up ( :( ).

However, what's been the real success has been our indoor pepper plants:

More info here & image under cut )
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Hello!

This is the second year we've had our home. There was a vegetable garden area already laid out when we came. Last year was an extremely wet summer and a very bad growing season here. Early season stuff was great - yellow and green squash, some cukes, etc. However as summer rains came consistently, I got powdery mildew on EVERYTHING (as well as blight on the tomatoes).

This year, our tomatoes are great (no blight). However, we had powdery mildew almost from the get-go, even though we did not water at night, didn't keep the ground wet, etc. Our only crops that came out well were green beans and tomatoes. All of the pumpkin, squash, cucumbers got powdery mildrew.

This stuff may have been in the soil/plants before we moved in, or maybe we didn't get it all out last year. I don't know. Is there some way we can treat (natural, non-chemical) the soil to minimize its return next year? We don't have much growing space but I am thinking of letting that plot sit for a year or two and just do my growing in a different area of the yard. 

Thanks for any tips!

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