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Potato potato!!
Sat, Mar 25 2006 @ 16:45   //   Category: Photolog   //   17 comments

No not Potato Potato but Bonsai Potato!!!

So for Christmas I got from daniel (among other things) a Bonsai Potato kit, like so:

On the 13th of January I bought 3 potatoes for bonsai purposes, and also some potatoes for eating. I resolved to take pics of the growing bonsainess once a week. I started out well:

But after week 3 I sort of forgot. Also, when one day I wanted to actually eat potatoes, I found out that the ones kept in the bag had grown a lot better than the ones I'd just kept on the shelf. So I decided to hang on to those too. :))

Today I finally decided to check on them again.. I know, it's been ages hasn't it. I'm not a very good bonsai potato grower... it may just get to cold in here overnight (perhaps I'll try again in summer hehe). Right. But I thought I'd display them for all the world to see... before binning them, hehe (no I'm not gonna eat them!).

Behold Clarissa's Bonsai Potatoes!!!

A bit lame this one, I know.

Talk about phallic!!!! :))

He looks a bit scary, this one.

Woo it's a potato forest! :D

People say...

impressive. I never knew you had it in you.

Posted by: d on Sat March 25, 2006 at 20:59

Posted by: Clarissa on Sat March 25, 2006 at 21:05

My how they've grown

Posted by: Tay on Sun March 26, 2006 at 0:59

Your potatoes are really ugly.

(Please don't get annoyed. )

Posted by: JarJar on Sun March 26, 2006 at 7:43

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun March 26, 2006 at 12:23

It's funny that people make money selling potatoes to grow "bonsai", because that same thing happens to "normal" potatoes, too.

Posted by: Michelle on Sun March 26, 2006 at 13:16

ja that's the whole joke about it. that you don't need to buy an expensive "real" Bonsai when you can just achieve the same thing with a normal potato.
They don't sell the potatoes, they just sell you the kit with the stand and tweezers and scissors. You go to the supermarket for the potatoes.

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun March 26, 2006 at 13:34

fucking hell, they're ugly. I'd be scared to touch them.

Posted by: shazia on Sun March 26, 2006 at 20:24

Posted by: Clarissa on Sun March 26, 2006 at 20:30

Ah, now I understand. I thought they'd included those potatoes in that package. Doh.

Posted by: Michelle on Sun March 26, 2006 at 21:55

I hate scary potatoes like that. They traumatise me, ever since I moved into my old flat in Glasgow, opened the kitchen cupboard and I swear to Jesus, there was a potato in there which must have been there for fucking years, we opened the cupboard and all the growing bits had FILLED all the space inside the cupboard, they'd grown round and round each other and intertwined and it was GROSS, we had to hack at it just to get it out. The actual potato was tiny as well.

Why do they DO that?! Why can't they have the decency to wait til they're in soil like most NORMAL seeds?!

Whenever my potatoes show signs of going that way I throw them out right away, it's disgusting, and you're CELEBRATING it!!! Forshame...

Posted by: The BML on Mon March 27, 2006 at 11:40

Posted by: Clarissa on Mon March 27, 2006 at 12:20

LOL @ the phallic one... Hahhahaa.

Theyre like ... nuclear mutant potatoes.

And most importantly, do they have names?

Posted by: Jess on Mon March 27, 2006 at 13:30

No they do not! I considering giving them names but then I decided it was quite a bit too freaky, esp. as I binned them straight after taking the pics.

Then again we did name a chicken before eating him

Posted by: Clarissa on Mon March 27, 2006 at 17:49

I was "eurgh" @ the idea of Bonsai potatoes, but the pics on their own look really good!

Posted by: Woods on Mon March 27, 2006 at 17:51

well i shall never eat a potato again, and actually will have nightmares for the rest of my life about potatoes with big phallic *things* coming to eat my unborn children, or whatever well hung potatoes do these days.

snow's list of fears;

will the fear never end!?!

Posted by: snow on Tue March 28, 2006 at 5:17

@ snow

Posted by: Michelle on Tue March 28, 2006 at 11:01