Ummmm how did I forget to post about this?! We got our first harvest of potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔 .
A couple of months ago I was clearing the storeroom at work, and found a whole sack of sprouting potatoes. Locally grown from the master of Robertson spuds himself. Instead of throwing them all, I picked a few good looking ones, took the hessian sack, brought them home and thought we would experiment - if we get potatoes, great. If not, oh well, can’t say they cost me anything 😂 .
We filled the sack with soil and heaps of pea straw, added a couple of potatoes, and waited. They sprouted and started growing 🌱🤗 .
Hate to admit it, but we were convinced that they weren’t a success. A couple months later, the hessian started to rot (we hadn’t bothered putting it in anything else) so we thought we would just add the soil to the garden beds and be done with it. We upended the whole sack into the garden and started spreading the soil. And there they were. Little treasures of all different sizes. Some were full sized, others were the tiniest little things ever 😂 WE HAVE POTATOES. Maybe 1kg worth, but that didn’t matter - we grew potatoes! Full of excitement, we started to plan our next attempt (and planning a much more sturdy home for them). .
Moral of the story. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Don’t throw locally grown potatoes that have sprouted away. And don’t grow potatoes in a hessian sack because it will split 😂 dont say I never taught you anything 🥔