Potato salad, potato pancakes, french fries…..where would we be without the potato? We are big potato eaters in my house and my youngest finds the word “potato” quite entertaining. She uses the word all the time and even has a song about potatoes. She is the reason for “5 Orange Potatoes,” she just blurted it out one day and it stuck.
Indoor Potato Garden
Materials needed: sprouted potatoes, soil, pebbles, a large deep pot, little things to decorate your potato garden
I thought I would start the blog with a fun science experiment…growing potatoes indoors. If you don’t have any sprouting potatoes just hanging out in the kitchen, you can sprout them by putting them in a paper bag and placing them in a dark place for a week or two.
When they begin sprouting you can cut a little bit off the ends, actually this probably isn’t really necessary, but F likes to practice her cutting skills.
Water, place in a sunny spot and decorate with pretty glass if you feel the urge, as my girls did. In a few weeks long vines will be growing from the top and new potatoes will be forming in the soil. You will be surprised with how many potatoes you will dig up!