Probably back in December I had a couple of old potatoes in the house that had sprouted so I cut them up and planted them in buckets in the greenhouse.
Those potato plants sprouted and grew and grew and were about 4′ tall. I’ve always piled dirt up around the stalks but I got to the top of the buckets and couldn’t pile any more dirt and they just kept growing.
A couple of weeks ago we moved everything out of the greenhouse (and will have to put it all back in this weekend), and one of the stalks broke. I pampered it and tried to save it but couldn’t.
Yesterday I decided to take the dirt out of the potato bucket and use it other pots to root some fig tree cuttings.
To my surprise, there were potatoes in there! Two decent sized potatoes and a very small one. Now I’m excited to see what I get out of the other four buckets.
It’s nice to get a few potatoes from just the scraps of those old potatoes that had sprouted.