I started seed potatoes in the early spring. I cut them and calloused the ends as directed. The vines grew beautifully and once they died, I quit watering the container and let them sit a couple of weeks. Tonight was the big night – the potato harvest! I called out my entire family to witness the event. I think it is important for your kids to see where their food comes from, and had already planned out some yummy potato recipes. I pulled out the container and dumped it in the wheelbarrow:
Do you see what I see? Dirt. Soaking wet dirt. And no potatoes. Apparently the container WAS being watered by someone other than myself. My 10-year-old daughter apologized – but I said it was no big deal. After all, soaking wet potatoes would have rotted but there would still be evidence that they had existed. My 14-year-old son said, “Mom, did you plant any dirt seeds”? Uh…my kids really need to learn where their food comes from!