Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sweet Potato Sprouts

Turns out, 3 weeks is a long time to leave sweet potatoes in your house.  In the dark pantry.  Of your non air-conditioned house.  In the summer.
Before tossing these beasts, I decided to document them as an homage to the sheer will and determination of nature.
These sprouts grew over a foot tall, until they bumped into the overhanging shelf.
These potatoes served as hearth and home for the burgeoning sprouts.  They were the mother's milk to the baby sprouts if you will.  Nothing freaks Mr. Palindrome out more than saying mother's milk.  Actually, it doesn't even have to be that implicit.  "Nursing" will suffice if you want Mr. Palindrome to vacate the premises. 
Anynursing, this feat of nature boggled my mind.  No water.  No soil.  And yet, my pantry served as the incubator for these long, tall sprouts.
The leaves were green!  Green leaved sweet potato sprouts from my pantry!  My mind is so boggled I can't type a full sentence with a verb.  What's the coolest thing you've grown (intentionally or unintentionally) in your pantry?


  1. Whoa, that is so crazy! And so neat, that they could get that big on, well, pretty much nothing!

  2. That's awesome. I often leave garlic around long enough for it to sprout. I'm thinking of planting it sometime, just to see what happens.