Last summer when we visited my parents, the boys experienced the treasure hunt of digging potatoes. This spring, to bring the process full circle (backwards!) they planted. Both boys have done a fair amount of seed planting, both at home and at school, and Eli’s recent picture demonstrates some understanding of the process:
But potatoes are different. They don’t grow from seeds. And since we don’t have the space nor the climate for potatoes here, I’m grateful that my kids could head out to the garden with my dad for a brief farm lesson in the dirt.
I was stuck inside on crutches on the day they planted, so I have no story to relate about the event, but my sympathetic husband took some lovely pictures (you can click on them to enlarge):
April 26, 2010 @ 8:41 am
I’ve heard you can grow potatoes in plastic garbage bags! Haven’t tried it yet, but here’s where I read about it:
Still, so much more fun to do the digging with Grandad!
April 26, 2010 @ 11:45 pm
So interesting! though we can’t count on 6 hours of sun in our backyard — sigh…