Imagine returning home only to find a mysterious alien plant attempting to take over your kitchen.
Honestly, that sounds like the plot of a B-grade horror film.
But it actually happened to this woman.
France-based Twitter user @donna9p posted a picture of her kitchen corner after a 3-month absence.
Après 3 mois d’absence mes pommes de terre ont décidé de pousser sans limite jusqu’à faire des trous dans les joints pic.twitter.com/LBcKBNAhMK
— 𝒹𝓸𝒹𝓸 (@donna9p) June 12, 2020
“After 3 months of absence my potatoes decided to push themselves to the limit until they made holes in the cabinet joints,” she wrote in French.
Indeed, the potato sprouts have grown so much to even push through the sides of her shelves.
But @donna9p isn’t the only one with an alien plant.
Other Twitter users have replied to her original posts with pictures of their own sacks of potatoes.
J’ai eu la même chose ptn 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hhzMuTXTEO
— Bruce Lee (@noel_florent) June 12, 2020
je me sens de suite moins seule mdrrr, j’ai fais une crise cardiaque en ouvrant mon placard pic.twitter.com/Lut2F1OLWG
— tendre pute (@rosxix) June 12, 2020
Ça m’est arrivé après 2 mois d’absence à mon appart mdrrr…. pic.twitter.com/KwBbK0TFPF
— カミユ🦋 (@meillac_) June 12, 2020
on est ensemble mdrr pic.twitter.com/dhtNak7DeM
— constance🕊 (@constancebourgt) June 12, 2020
Talk about potatoes gone wild am I right?
Surprisingly though, this isn’t an unnatural occurrence.
Potatoes growing “eyes,” the weird sprouts growing from the root vegetable, is actually a common thing, according to the Food Network.
Because of the dark environment and moisture in the air, kitchens and pantries are ideal places for potatoes to sprout.
But apparently that doesn’t mean you have to immediately trash your bag of spuds.
“If they are still firm when you squeeze them, the potatoes can be eaten,” the Food Network post reads.
But you absolutely must remove the sprouts first.
If your potato is green, soft and squishy, or rotten though, it’s definitely time for the trash can.
Cover image sourced from @donna9p.