Another strange weed

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July 09, 2008

After the Mimosa Pudica (sensitive plant) sprouted as a weed, another unexpected plant surprised me.

Small potatoThis year I start to compost: leaves, paper, kitchen crap... for example potato peels. Apparently they didn't decompose, but generate some plants: I can't believe it and call them potato peel plants.
Then I harvested one of them.
They're minipotatoes!

MinipotatoesI know, they're too small. But I will wait to harvest the other plants, and maybe they will grow bigger.
Anyway, potatoes are definitely included in my 2009 project.

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Author: naturewitch (URL)

Hi Seemie
Yes, all you need is an eye of a potato for it to grow into a plant. I ve also had them come up from compost, when you d think it would have been killed off. Apparently, plants in the nightshade family (eg, potatoes, tomatoes, aubergine and peppers)are the hardest to kill and often come up from kitchen scraps in the compost. I think of them as bonus plants . . .xx

Author: Graziana

Hi naturewitch
it s strange you buy or trade esotic seeds and nurture plants with strange names... but a surprise like this is the best gift!

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