Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Gardening: the potato chronicles

You might remember that we had a batch of organic potatoes go soft and 'eye-out' before we could eat them all and I threw one into a container to see if it would grow.

It took a while but it looks like we might have liftoff!

Now I'll keep adding soil to the pot as the stems grow until the pot is full and the plant has a nice long root system for producing the good stuff. I'll either end up killing it or we might get a few actual potatoes later this season.

This guy was hanging around in the greenhouse today too. Technically he/she's a Phidippus audax but nobody can pronounce that! So we just call them jumping spiders. They don't build webs but rather hunt on the prowl and are quick little suckers.

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