I love potatoes. I love that they are the core of delicious foods like french fries, mashed potatoes, tater tots, baked potatoes, boiled potatoes, potato chips, scalloped potatoes, and oh my. Potatoes are obviously my favorite food. When we lived in North Dakota as children, the farmers invited local families to their fields after the big potatoes had been harvested to pick through what was left. We would find potatoes that ranged in sizes from golf balls to baseballs to bring home. In our cool cellar (it was North Dakota!), we would have potatoes all winter.
But I’ve never grown my own and am thinking that should change. They are pretty easy to grow, too. From Grow It, Make It, Try It,
Ever had potatoes sprout before you’re ready to use them?? Don’t give them the heave ho!!
Leave them to sprout. Cut them up so that there’s one sprout coming from each piece. Pop them, sprout up in a large pot of compost.
Watch them sprout!! continue to build the soil up around the plants and you’ll have potatoes in no time!