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Back from the dead
Member Name: pooltender
Date: 23/01/01, updated on 23/01/01 (60 review reads)
Advantages: free potato's
Disadvantages: muddy hands
I don't know much about gardening except that weeds are naughty.
However when it comes to growing things I seem to be something of an expert without ever even trying.
A little while ago I bought some potatoes from the supermarket and after using half the bag for my dinner (I like potatoes), I put them in the cupboard. Sometime later the same month I was trying to find some food. On opening the potato cupboard I was confronted with a gruesome but oddly compelling site - my potatoes had started a family.
The youngsters hadn't been born yet but their umbilicals were well on the way and various shoots were weaving around the cupboard's interior in a desperate search for daylight.
I took them out and binned them.
But if I had planted them (a foot or so under some mud) they would have grown into a beautiful bushy plant and later that year I could have eaten momma and pappa potato's children - even better than that, they would have been free.
So next time you have some potatoes which are threatening to go off, dig a hole and bury them - you may be surprised what you might find in a few months time.