Thursday, September 18, 2008

So easily amused


I planted a potato plant this year for the first time. Because my house is listed for sale, I didn't want to dig up a garden area that I would have to maintain, so I put my single plant in a big pot. It did well at first, but then turned yellow and died back a couple months earlier than the instructions said it would. I didn't really think it would work anyway. I mean honestly, potatoes from a pot? So I shrugged and forgot about it.

Last night I noticed that empty pot, silently chastising me for not doing something with it instead of leaving it as a bizarre focal point. So I started to transfer the dirt to a holding pot to store away for next year -- and to my glorious surprise, I discovered -- can you guess? -- POTATOES! I am so excited. They are a bit bumpy and I don't know yet how they will taste, but they are organic, they are home grown, and they are mine!*

Yes, the pot of dirt is still sitting there, but now I'm trying to view it as a shrine of sorts, to my greener-than-last-year thumb. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

6 comments:

Cats said...

Home grown stuff is always nice ~ makes you feel proud doesn't it ~ nice blog btw!

Snowbird said...

That's great. Let us know how they taste. Will they be boiled, baked, fried, or what?

Shama-Lama Mama said...

How cool is that? I would do potato chips!

gpc said...

I really am ridiculously proud of them -- and I can't wait to plant potatoes with my grandkids next year. I think they are a perfect child-ish crop because of the hidden surprise aspect. I'm planning my menu now -- all of your suggestions sound great. I'll let you know what I decide!

gail

Tootie said...

I love taters! Hee, hee! Especially the home grown variety. :-) I say fry 'em with some chopped onion. That's the farm girl in me talkin'.

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