Monday, April 29, 2013

hill o' potatoes

you can grow potatoes in a container, or at least that's what they tell me. i came across soem fantastic sounding blog post about growing things from your kitchen vegetables and i had a couple of potatoes that were going to go bad before i used them, so i cut them up and planted them.

but that post doesn't really give you a lot in the way of instructions, so i found that i had to look up potato growing in containers but most of the sites are geared toward someone who is really in it for the gardening rather than someone who just wants to grow a couple of houseplants.

and eat them.

still, it's more information than i had.

what i learned (too late) is that you have to "hill" the potatoes, which apparently means that when the vines start to grow you add on more dirt around the stems which i guess does something important like give you more actual potatoes instead of just vines.

and then inexplicably my
potato vines died, so now i have started over.

i like the idea because when i buy potatoes sometimes it's a challenge to use every last one before they go mushy, but i use enough of them to warrant buying a whole bag at once, so this at least gives me some value either in food (yet to manifest) or entertainment for those one or two potatoes at the bottom of the bag.

i'll let you know how it goes.


Kristin @ Going Country said...

And how were your serendipitous ramps?

flask said...

they were AWESOME, thanks.

i wrote about it, but because i'm posting a little into the future, it won't run until next week sometime.

i will tell you thought that today for lunch i had leftover pasta with the light pink ramp and mushroom sauce.


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