Growing Potato Roots
OK so those that have followed me for a while know that I know how to cook and I can grow things in a garden right? Then why the heck is it I can’t get a potato to root in a glass of water? I thought, when I was a kid, we cut the potato in half first but when I read up on it you didn’t cut it at all.
It said to pick a potato with the eyes, so that’s what I did. Then you stick toothpicks into the bottom third of the potato to keep it on top off a glass. Turn the potato eye side down on top of a glass. Fill the glass with water, changing every 3rd day, and in a few days it will start to make roots. After two weeks my husband said “When are you going to throw that potato away?” I didn’t want to because this was my teaching project for the grandkids. I proudly had them watch as I stuck the potato with toothpicks and told them we were going to grow potatoes. Every week my grandson wanted to see the roots. I kept saying “Be patient” however I now admit to defeat.
Have you ever succeeded in rooting a potato and what did I do wrong? I think I will stick to cooking!