growing potatoes


growing potatoes

by shandana khalid

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(pakistan)

my unique potatoes

my unique potatoes

As a young girl of thirteen,I was quite interested in planting things. It made me happy when I was upset because it is great to see something grow with your help when everything collapses in life. So my first experiment was growing potatoes.
I planted my potatoes in October,in a container, because I don’t have a big garden in my house in Pakistan, and I grew my potatoes on the rooftop. In Pakistan, summer’s are intense and long but winter’s are short and very cold, so in October,I didn’t have to water them all the time.
I put my small and reliable potatoes to sprout in a dark ,damp cupboard that rarely opened for a month and a half. They did not sprout,so I ended up using big potatoes.
My first potatoes grew beautifully, and they were as unique as they were delicious.

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Nov 01, 2014

happy

by: bangchik and kakdah


yeap, gardening does grow happiness. Vegetables, fruits are by-products of such adventure.


Oct 31, 2014

I have a daughter

by: Emma


Great story! I have a little daughter and she is very interesting in planting. I will tell her about the potatoes, I am sure that she will like the idea. Regards!

Emma


Oct 08, 2014

Not-so-small potatoes

by: Valda


Do you still grow potatoes?
Yes, it’s important to have something creative and controllable in your life when everything else is going wrong. I’m glad you found a way to do it.


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