Thursday, April 05, 2012

Um, is it supposed to work this way?

I recently read that sweet potatoes grow great here in Arizona because of the heat. Sweet potatoes apparently love heat. When I saw pictures of a sweet potato plant online, I was hooked. These babies are gorgeous. So I got a couple of organic sweet potatoes at Whole Foods, stuck 'em in some water, and waited.

The first one is doing exactly what I would have expected. White roots that look a little like dental floss are growing out of the bottom into the water. All's well. The second one looks like this:

Green leaves are growing out of the bottom and into the water. Not what I expected at all! But pretty interesting. I guess I'll get some popcorn, sit back, and watch the show. Let's see what happens!


Justin said...

You know, I tried potato growing only once. How is your experiment going?

claudette said...

It's going awesome. I'll have to post pictures. The plants are going to take over the yard and eat the neighborhood pets soon if I'm not careful!