The Eyes Have It

posted by Momo Fali on January 18, 2009

Look at what my husband found, in the far reaches of a cabinet while searching to see if we had any more cans of coffee. The cabinet goes so far back that it ends up behind our dishwasher. That’s my excuse anyway.

He didn’t find any coffee. Not that either one of us could think about drinking, or eating, anything after seeing this.

I found it particularly interesting that the forgotten potatoes look healthier than my spider plant.


  • Rhea

    Your potatoes have tentacles. I think it’s going to start talking and walk off next…


  • Weaselmomma

    Thanks Momo, I feel so much better about my life now. You Rock!

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    LOL–I guess you could plant them!

  • Melisa with one S

    Is that from prehistoric times?

    Wow, too bad that cabinet didn’t have a bunch of dirt in it too; you would have had quite a crop by now! 🙂

    (and I’ve done this several times myself; LOL)

  • Captain Dumbass

    You should chuck the spider plant and put one of those potatoes in the pot.

  • Piper

    Potatoes going to root always makes me feel very productive. Like I’ve liberated them somehow, in a very Phoebe Buffay kind of way.

  • Natalie

    piper totally cracked me up! hilarious…liberated potatoes!

    once at the end of my sophomore year in college my roommate was cleaning out from under her bed and pulled out a bunch of raisins. and when i say bunch i mean they were still on the vine. evidently she had eaten grapes at one point and what was left got shoved under her bed. i have a hard time eating raisins now.

  • Jamie

    plant the potatoes in the planter –

  • Irish Gumbo

    Seriously, get them in the ground. Fresh spuds in the winter! Woo!

    Good thing those tentacles didn;t have eyes on them…

  • Surfer Jay

    Sweet, another week or so and you can have your own potato harvest. Or a science experiment.

  • Aunt Debbi/kurts mom

    Well lookie there, you are an accidental gardener.

  • Rachel

    Wowza! I’ve never been able to get them to do that!! They’ve always melted into smelly goo before that.

    Wow, did I just admit that? damn

  • Ed (zoesdad)

    I think those are mine. Wow, those really are deep cabinets.

  • thediaperdiaries

    I can’t keep a plant alive for the life of me. Seriously how hard is it to water something now and then.

  • Maggie May

    oh dearie me.

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    I think you have something going. Just call yourself a farmer.


    That is too funny — you have grown those like a Plant Nursery!

  • NukeDad

    See? I knew my theory of mutant potatoes from Planet Spudtron was correct! I knew it!

  • ingrid

    this makes me totally happy. 🙂

    yay. house plants!

  • MammaDawg

    LOL – oh girl – I’m almost surprised it didn’t walk off to the garden by itself! 😉

  • Smart A$$ Mom

    The fact that you didn’t find them by their putrid rotting smell says a lot for your cabinetry.

    Not that I have any idea that rotting potatoes out rank spoiled milk or ground beef.

  • LeeAnne

    I’m thinking that you just got a head start on a science project. You TOTALLY meant to do that, right?

  • Ashley

    I agree with chucking the spider plant and just growing potatoes instead. You like fries, right?

  • Mama Dawg

    Are you sure it’s not alive? Cause it looks like it’s moving. For real.

  • Lynn

    That’s awfully scary. I sense the dawn of a new career for you — horror movie screenwriter. Shudder!

  • Tom

    Be grateful you caught them when you did. You might have had a remodeling project on your hands when those sprouts broke through to find sunlight.

  • kaila

    I have the same thing growing on the counter next to my fridge. It is hidden behind the plethora of dog treats, but I know it is there. Once a week I make a mental note to throw them away. Thanks for reminding me.

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    I have the very same sight in front of me, but they are tulip bulbs!

  • the planet of janet

    i think you could win at the county fair with that one! 😉

  • Bec

    You know, that doesn’t look too bad to me. A week or two ago I had to pull a bag of gooey ones out of our pantry…

  • Heather

    that gave me the HEEBIE JEEBIES! ha ha ha. seriously. it did. but i swear, if i don’t start eating our potatoes quick enough, we’ll have the SAME problem!

  • Ashlie- Mommycosm


    That’s about all I could grow, too. I have a black thumb when it comes to plants;)

  • A Buns Life

    Wow! I don’t feel so bad about my 6 junk drawers now. Cool! Thanks!

  • Marinka

    Don’t turn your back on them for a second!

  • Heather

    The last time I found a bag of forgotten potatoes, they had turned into black liquid stuff. I’d have prefered yours.

  • Speedcat Hollydale

    I would still eat them …. HA HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

  • OHmommy

    Oh. Snap… another thing to add onto my to do list.

  • DysFUNctional Mom

    Yum! Cut those eyes off and have some fries. LOL

  • laurelei

    That’s totally awesome. No attack-of-the-killer-potato-slime some of us have suffered through. Holding still to take a pic of that would’ve meant losing your lunch – and breakfast, and everything you ate last week. Bummer on the no coffee, though.

  • meleah rebeccah

    I would die without coffee. DIE.

  • Jared

    Awesome gardening skills! 😀 Now I don’t feel so bad about my cabinet potato garden. 😀

    Why do they sell 10 lb bags anyways? We can usually get through only the first LB or so before tey take root. 😀

  • newnorth

    lol, that’s awesome

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