Just before I went on vacation last January, I realised that there were still a couple of potatoes left in the house. They had already been around for a while and had started to sprout eyes. I decided on a whim to just leave them out and see what grew. When I came backthey were still there, shriveled, and the eyes had grown into weird clusters of purple and green tendrils. I could have probably taken pictures of them right then and there, but decided to wait.
Now, four whole months later, I took some pictures of them with the new camera. These are two of the best ones, and clicking on the second one leads to a 1024×768 version.
“That’s it,” I said to myself,they’ve served their purpose, and I was all set to dump them in the trash can, but… well, I’m a bit of a softie, and even though I don’t like pets I had developed an odd fascination with the two potatoes, shifting them around to see which way the tendrils would turn to catch the sun, and just how long they might go fuelled by sunlight and their own body-mass.
I’ve decided to keep them, and as long as they don’t spoil I will do so indefinitely; maybe even look up a way to grow them some more.
I know they’re not the conventional idea of house plants, but they are cute in their own Cthulu-esque way.
Any ideas for names?
PS ‘Cthululu’ is a Duck Tales reference.