I found this project on the internet on gardenweb.com. What a great site with all of kinds of useful information.
I've located an old box that is ready to be recycled, some thin rope to tie around it to keep it together, and some potatoes. Now, usually if I have potatoes in the pantry they are sprouting, but not this time. That would be too easy. But I did the best I could and found some that had small eyes. They were bought at Trader Joe's and were called "gold" potatoes. I cut them into pieces with a few eyes on each and left them to dry until tomorrow.