by shandana khalid
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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.