While they were busy planting Aunty Linda was telling him about 'bandicooting' for potatoes.
We have potato plants in our garden and so a little bandicooting was required.
Together we showed Jackson how you dig with your hands around the base of the potato plant to see if any potatoes have developed. By the time we finished we had enough to include new potatoes on the menu for lunch that day.
Although the taste of new potatoes did not appeal to Jackson he did like the digging experience.
He is keeping a journal of his holiday adventure and that evening he wrote, 'bandicooting is like digging for treasure without a shovel.'
Nuggety new potatoes from our own garden are a real treasure to us!