Nest for a dear potato

On mayday I uncovered a potato which you will agree is remarkable in it’s horse-like features. I decide to assist it in growing since I didn’t have much on.

01.05.20

Washed

Replaced

Note sprout from the belly

Weekly checks and washes throughout May

Sprout continues to lengthen and multiply

Will soon require more stability

25.05.20

1st attempt at nest construction

Failed

04.06.20

Note leaves

2nd attempt at nest construction with chicken wire

Planted the potato leaving removable section for continued monitoring

10.06.20

Continued to check and water as needed

24.06.20

Concerned about the solitude, brought marigolds for company

09.07.20

Evidence of slug damage, returned in the evening to remove them.

16.07.20

All looking well, watered and packed in more nest material