Mr. Potato Head

by Rees Cowden on March 28, 2008 · 4 comments

in All Posts,Cool Stuff,Kids,Veggies & Fruits


I’m always on the lookout for ways to interest kids in gardening and my mother-in-law reminded me of one from my own childhood. You may have done this too. It’s the old potato on the windowsill experiment. Basically, you take a potato and submerge one half of it in water. In a short time roots will appear and eventually, buds will develop and shoots and leaves grow, trailing all over the windowsill.

Gracie started one this weekend and I’ll take some photos and keep you apprised of her Mr. Potato Head.

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Nancy Bond March 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Super idea!

maggie March 29, 2008 at 12:56 am

What fun! I remember being so proud of my potato plant.

deb March 29, 2008 at 2:31 am

I did that when i was a little girl. I think the monkeys should do it this weekend.

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