My mom first got me into the gardening in 7th grade when she gave me the responsibility of taking care of the cucumber plants in our backyard one season. I watered those babies religiously and watched in awe how they'd turn from flower to fruit (is cucumber a fruit or vegetable?). By the end of the season, I had harvested more than a dozen of these ginormous 12"+ cucumbers. I was amazed.
Years later, my mom is still quite the gardener (and I am still her green apprentice). She planted potato skins in her backyard a while back...and just this past weekend harvested these little bad boys! (still amazed)
If you're interested, here is a more detailed explanation on how to grow your own spuds. Happy planting.