Monday, February 03, 2014


they call it volunteers when things you might raise come up in your garden without you planting.

last year i was experimenting with some potatoes that were going to go bad and i stuck them in a big pot outside but then the vines died and i didn't give it another thought until this fall i pulled the pot inside and got lazy and didn't clean it out or take the pot downstairs and then recently where i originally had planted four potato chunks i got nine or so volunteers and i have vines growing all over that corner of my living room which is kind of nice and house-planty, but i have no idea what to do with these guys or when to dig them up and maybe have CROPS!

1 comment:

Kristin @ Going Country said...

You won't have much crop from that many potato plants in small pots. Potatoes need quite a bit of space and need to be hilled or covered with some kind of mulch a few times over their growing span to create larger, new potatoes.

So unless you can transplant them to a really big box of soil or something, you might just get the sprouted potatoes rotting in the pots.

Or maybe you'll get some very, very tiny new potatoes. Plants are funny things. Sometimes they can be surprising.


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