The pot at the right contains the potato water
I have well water in my house that is rather hard so if the potato water does not do the trick then I plan to try and jump start them with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. I understand the little yeasties like a slightly acid environment.
Luckily I didn't have to resort to the vinegar, the potato water seemed to have worked. Everyone is healthy and happy now.
Don't you just love a happy ending?