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It took a long while for these babies to sprout. I followed @gertu13 's suggestion to place the potato in the fridge. At room temperature, the potatoes go bad due to the humidity but in the fridge, they last quite long and if it works out, they would sprout too.
We love potatoes and we have a grand wish to be able to harvest loads of potatoes but with the limited space that we have, a small harvest will do :)
I think we bought the Russett potato variety and left them in the fridge for months now. We thought perhaps it is time to plant it, especially since we managed to clear one of the bigger pots from the weed mint plant.
The potato is said to be a good source of vitamins C and B6, potassium, fiber and carbohydrate which provides many levels of benefits to health from heart health to digestion to cancer and metabolism (source 1, source 2).
We placed the potato and its babies into the soil and within a few days or a week, we see greens appearing.
And it keeps growing, day by day...
I took a shot every other day and it is growing quite fast upwards.
I am wondering how is it looking underneath the soil but we will be leaving it for a while before we dig to see.
The leaves look really good and I wonder if we can cook them too. Most sources say the leaves are not edible (source) due to its possible high Solanine content which can lead to Solanine poisoning, although it is possible to eat sweet potato leaves, not the usual potato leaves.
I guess we will leave the leaves for now and wait to harvest. Few months perhaps?
O' potato, potato, we patiently wait for you.
All photos were taken using my iPhone 6, close-up and at different angles, by placing half of the phone into the pot.