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The potatoes are up!

I have wanted to say that for so long now. In Barbara Kingsolver's book, Animal Vegetable, Miracle, one of her most exciting moments came when the potatoes came up. She shouted it from the rooftops, and I always looked forward to the day when I could say the same.

What does this mean? Basically, after planting the seed potatoes, or little chunks of potato each containing an eye, they send out roots and shoots. Eventually the shoots make it up past the soil, and turn into visible plants. Our lovely purple potatoes that we planted about a month and a half ago have finally made it to that point.

We have three up so far, but we're expecting about fifteen. They're in an especially deep bed, so they should have enough room to grow.


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