Jan 8, 2009

My Future Potato Farmer

A few months ago I posted about how our potato plants had sprouted.
Well, yesterday it was time to dig them up.

My son's potato pot has produced a bountiful harvest of three perfect tiny new red potatoes! That's his hand holding them, so as you can see they are small. Grant you they won't feed a family of six (maybe six mice), but we are very proud of them.
We spared no time in washing and roasting them along with some turkey thighs and carrots.

Then I put together a simple unit study on potatoes for his science lesson tomorrow. With my photos and a few printouts from the web, it covers life cyle, nutritional value, regional growth and biological parts of the plant.

I also just realized that I spelled potato with an E
at several spots in the lesson.
I will be correcting that (must be a carry over from my own English school system lessons). You know tomatoe, tomato etc.
Now he is excited to try his hand at growing other vegetables.

7 comments:

Cascia said...

That is cool! You and your son must really be proud.

Duni said...

Interesting. I've never seen red-skinned potatoes before. They look really good!!!

Nodin's Nest said...

Cascia: Thanks, we will try again for a larger crop in the future.
Duni: Red potatoes are my favorite for roasting. You should try them!

Vixen said...

What a success! I printed out something from the web a few months ago about growing potatoes in a garbage can. I need to go find that and see if I can grow some little red ones!

obimomkenobi said...

That's a perfect example of real life learning. A little PS to Duni - You should see the purple potatoes from Peru, they're stunningly beautiful.

Nodin's Nest said...

Vixen: You should try it, the garbage can trick is a good one!
Obimom: Your right the purple ones are wonderful, one of my favorite Terra Chips!

worldmomma said...

Very cool!

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