Alright my peeps, the potatoes planted on the 8th of August for Project Potato are well on their way!
Here is one in a photo taken on the 22 September.
And the same one in a photo taken today, the 1 October.
They are really going well, I think there are around 3 plants, and from memory I planted 3 potatoes, so it's all very exciting. After I posted about the project I was a little worried that nothing would grow, as everything that I read pointed to the fact that you let the potatoes sprout first, then plant them. Maybe that just moves things along a little quicker??
Now we just have to figure out what to do with them. I know we have to pile up dirt around them, but I don't really know how to do that. I mean, pile it up where? Around the stem? How high? When? And why did I plant things all around the potatoes rendering it slightly impossible to pile up dirt?
I'm really basing my hopes on it all becoming clear as the plants grow.
Mmm... potato bake...