I sowed 8 potatoes from my kitchen cupboard back in mid-August. By mid-December they were ready to harvest. I left them in the ground for a while because I was still eating the last harvest of potatoes. But when I finally dug them up, I had 2 1/2 kilos of beautiful potatoes waiting for me.
I don’t think all 8 sprouted – maybe 5 – but I’m not complaining, how could I? In 4 months my simple kitchen potatoes produced a yummy pile of new kitchen potatoes with zero care and attention required on my part – they didn’t have any problem with insects, I watered them but only when everything else needed a drink, I didn’t have to worry about them getting too hot or withered or woody if I didn’t harvest at their peak, even the possums and bandicoots left them alone. I buried them and then a score of weeks later came back and harvested; I can’t think of anything easier than that.