You all know the Bag Lady is a little weird on occasion, right?
At Easter, she was worried about not having enough potatoes to feed her guests, so she borrowed a few from her mother-in-law. They were lovely, homegrown potatoes, and had started to sprout just a bit. The Bag Lady's own potatoes have sprouted huge, long, snake-like sprouts and shrivelled up to the point of not being any use at all (except in the garden).
The Bag Lady peeled those lovely potatoes and felt horrible about wasting those terrific, compact sprouts. There was much conversation regarding wasting those sprouts, and one of the ladies present determined that it might just be possible to start the potato peelings in some potting soil, then transplant them when the ground thaws.
So the Bag Lady did just that. She was a little skeptical that this method would work, so she just tossed them in some dirt in a few shallow containers, watered them and left them to do their thing.
Imagine her surprise when she checked them and discovered that they had indeed started to grow! She took this picture a few days ago, and since then, they have practically doubled in size!
So she is going to have to transplant them into a larger container because it is still too early to plant them in the garden!