Saturday, May 7, 2011
The great greenhouse potato project
A few weeks ago these big beautiful potato plants were last year's leftover potatoes.
Lydia discovered them lurking on the cellar stairs in the bottom of a bucket. They were wrinkley and shrivelled with ghost white stems searching for the light. Now most folks would have just thrown them out, but we decided if they were trying that hard they deserved a chance.
So were carried them up to the greenhouse, gentley disentangled them and tucked them into a nice bed. To our surprize they sprouted up like gang busters and they're growing great. We'll mulch them up to their little necks this week and hopefully be eating early potatoes long before the neighbors.