Thursday, April 15, 2010

First Potato Sprout!

In the lower right quadrant of this photo is the first tiny furl of potato leaf: a sprout of the Russian Banana Fingerlings planted on March 28, two-and-a-half weeks ago. They are a 100-days-to-maturity variety, but I'm not sure when to begin counting. From planting? From sprouting?

The other green fragments must have blown into the planter basket and -- judging by the chomp marks -- are providing fodder for the sow bugs. Lets hope they stick to the odd green fragment and stay away from the sprout. Back away from the sprout!

There is another sprout in the basket that hasn't unfurled yet, it still has that charming shepherd's-crook bend as it forces its way through the soil into the light.

So it begins.

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