Wednesday 2 April 2014
Potatoes Sprouting in the Dark?
While I was getting something from the cold room, I noticed that the newspaper covering the potatoes was sticking out a bit.
When I lifted up the papers I saw this!! Mostly the russian blue potatoes, but also some of the red chieftain, have sprouted. In the dark!
I'm not really clear on how this happened; I assumed light was needed to sprout - or at least to sprout as much as this - but the cold room is completely dark (well, I've never actually stood in the room with the door closed and the light off because that's just creepy - but I assume it's completely dark). I may have to purchase some containers and bags of soil this weekend and get some planted. Clearly there is no chance of planting in this yard any time soon ...