Okay. So I was weeding some of our veggie beds today. There is one in particular that I was weeding…my soon to be brussel sprouts bed. Anywho, I was weeding away, ripping things out and tossing them in a bucket. I yanked real hard on one weed and “POP!”, out came a potato. WHAT!?
When I took a closer look, sure enough the foliage looked just like a potato plant. Okay, do potatoes go to seed? I was astonished…I felt like a murderer. How the hay-bails does this happen? I find it so fascinating because I have only ever planted potatoes with actual spuds.
Here is a picture of where this bed is located in comparison to our potato box. I can only assume the potatoes went to seed and made a mini-edible tuber in the neighboring box.
Anyone have an explanation? I could just google it, but that seems less fun.