Last year, we had this plant growing in the flower bed, and a friend asked something about our potatoes..the first we knew of potatoes. You've worked it out- the sprouting potatoes that I throw in the compost bin had grown when the compost was spread on the flower bed. And we had a neat little crop of approx 6 small potatoes.
This might not impress those gardeners or farmers among you, but I was thrilled, and relished every bite. Daughter tells me my "inner farmer" is coming out! This year's crop is much more substantial at about 30 potatoes.
We've already made some potato salad, and I'm planning to bake some at the weekend in a fabulous Remoska oven that turns out the most amazing ones.
I might also try a recipe I have for chocolate potato cake- used to make it years ago and it is delicious.
Then again, I have to start my coffee shop tour tomorrow, camera in hand, so I may not have time. We'll just wait and see what happens.