Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Today, I learned something interesting about potatoes from my botany class about local plants. The professor defined a tuber which I always thought was a root, but a tuber is really a modified stem.
My class notes: "tuber - underground stem much like a rhizome but more round and less horizontal. Eye is a leaf scar."
When my potatoes have grown new potatoes, in a few months, I will be able to dig up the modified stem and eat fried potatoes with onions. When I am enjoying their potatoey goodness I will think to myself how wonderful modified stems taste.