These grew in a flowerpot in my back yard. How's that? They're not native and local, but they're for real potatoes!
On the Radical Unschoolers Network I blogged about these the day I dug them up, which was August 2, 2008.
A couple of years ago, a potato bloomed in the compost pile:
The flowers were so beautiful I've grown others. So I don't mind if potatoes are growing eyes in my kitchen. That could mean flowers (or baby potatoes). Here are my remaining plants:
I planted sprouting potatoes in a half-filled pot so I have room to add more dirt as the season goes on. Whatever grows grows. I'm not farming potatoes, I'm just messing around.