Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Mystery Plant

Are you dying to know what the mystery plant is?

It is a sweet potato.

That's right. A sweet potato from my grandparents garden. They gave it to my mom, she never got around to eating it, so she stuck it in some dirt and well, it began to grow. Then she gave it to me.  And now I have a sweet potato growing in my kitchen. Like I said, edible.  Food storage.  Why not?

So I realize that this game probably wasn't entirely fair. I mean, how many other people do you suppose have sweet potatoes growing in their kitchen?  I'm gonna go out on a limb and say probably not many.  Thanks to those who played, you made some good guesses, and you gave me some good ideas for house plants if I'm ever in the market.

But probably I won't be, what with my mom giving me spider plants and sweet potatoes all the time.

I'm thinking about starting  a group called "People for the Putting of Sweet Potatoes in Dirt and Growing them in Pots in their Kitchen".  What do you think?  I bet there would be supporters out there.

Anyway, these guys are my constant reminder as we head into the less than sunny days ahead that springtime always comes back again.

5 comments:

  1. I spent an hour yesterday listening to a woman at a garden center telling us how easy it is to grow herbs in pots in the house - or the garden. She also mentioned how much cheaper it is to buy a n herb plant and then have fresh herbs in your kitchen for year to come. Many of them are perennials. She showed us some that they had at the store and they make lovely decorations because the leaves are interesting and the flowers pretty. Maybe you should add that to your sweet potato.
    Grandma

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  2. Wow! Grandma came to your blog and commented!!

    And what a gorgeous sweet potato. :)

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  3. Wow! Grandma came to your blog and commented!!

    And what a gorgeous sweet potato. :)

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  4. Grandpa Homer (Big Grandpa) gave me the spider plant in an arrangement with also some fresh blooms, from an FTD florist near Ball State when I was a freshman for Valentines Day. I didn't know he ever thought about Valentines Day. The spider plant defied all odds and has thrived under many conditions over the ensuing years. It is a very special plant to me! I have a sweet Daddy!

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  5. Never woulda guessed it. Nice work ames. You win!

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