Very cool, John. I’ll tell you, I didn’t know how in the world it would work, but it’s doing great.
Thanks Ribbit, I hope they make it to the top then we will see where the spuds grow.
Although interesting, I don’t think your glass potato experiment is a great idea.
First, when sprouts are exposed to sunlight they automatically start to leaf out. This happens on corn occasionally and it usually doesn’t survive since it cant’ push the leaves up through the soil.
Also, realize that your new spuds exposed to sunlight will turn green (or at least have green spots on them). The green part of a potato is poisonous.
It probably is fun to watch though.
Greg, I found out where the light is coming from. The carboys are at app. 45degs. When the soil dries out a bit the soil shrinks and there is a small column of light that is between the soil and the top surface of the carboy. As long as they are growing toward the surface and the stem color is cream, I will let them grow.
Also, I do not recognise you from any of the forums or blogs, how did you find my journal.
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