Friday, May 25, 2012

My Husband and the Potato Plants

The area of my garden in which my husband had the greatest success was the potato grow bag I had created.  The potato plants were absolutely gorgeous when I went out to see them!

Large, vibrant leaves stared up at me from the grow bag I had placed the seed potato pieces into.  My husband had obviously taken great care to ensure that they were in perfect health.  Of course, I think I probably nagged him about them enough that there was no way he could forget about them!

The potato grow bag was the area that I was most nervous about.  The sprouts were still young, and if they weren't cared for properly the stems could grow to be quite frail.  Leaving them in somebody else's hands while I went to the opposite side of the country was terrifying.

My instructions were simple, and my husband probably heard them at least 3 or 4 times a day!  Yes, I was a wee bit nervous...

1.  Keep the soil moist.

2.  Cover the shoots with soil whenever they show their happy faces.

3.  Continue step 2 until the sides of the bag are entirely unfolded.

4.  Don't forget step 1!!!!

I can only imagine just how much I was getting on his nerves with these constant instructions!  Poor guy...

He did well.  I have beautiful potato plants in my grow bag, and they're healthier than I could have ever hoped for.  I was quite happy.

And my husband somehow retained his sanity throughout it all!  Bonus!

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