posted on Dec, 11 2014 @ 01:11 PM
I don't like cooking and occasionally (not often, thanks to the local wildlife) there'll be food that sits in the cupboard uneaten. I think I'll
get round to cooking it 'later' but then I go off the idea.
Potatoes are usually the items that get left. A nice plate of potatoes sounds like a lovely idea for dinner until I realise that someone - that would
be me - will have to cook them first
So it is that potatoes can get left on the bottom shelf of the cupboard, in their wire basket, and largely forgotten about. Well, a particular potato
has been overlooked for some time - I noticed a while ago that it was starting to sprout roots and casually thought that I'd better throw it away or
plant it. Planting seemed like a good idea, but I never got round to finding that little patch in the forest and dropping in the said potato.
I'd been rooting around in that cupboard a couple of weeks ago and the potato in question had grown even longer roots so I thought 'Must do
something about that - I'll chuck it out next time the rubbish needs emptying'. And sort of forgot.
About half an hour ago I fetched something out of the cupboard and noticed the potato again, only now it has tiny little ones attached to its
It's been in that cupboard for months with no water or care and it's managed to somehow thrive and have babies.
I feel guilty as sin - would it have hurt me to dig a hole for it whilst the weather was warm and it was still manageable? What to do now - the
ground is hard and cold and there might be a blight. Not to mention - me going out in the cold with a rather scraggly looking potato that might not
Should I buy a large pot and some earth and keep it? It seems like the only fair option but then I'll be stuck with a potato to look after?
Let this be a lesson to the unwary - if you don't eat it right away food can become a right liability