Monday, October 21, 2013

Backyard Bounty: Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato has taught us a lot this year. We learned what a sweet potato blossom looks like for the first time earlier this summer. We learned that we planted our sweet potatoes a tad too late. We learned that we should have planted the 35 slips in a very sunny spot. We did the best we could with our garden spot, but we'll know better for next year. We learned that digging for sweet potatoes is a bit trickier than digging for white potatoes. When we finally harvested our sweet potatoes yesterday, we had some tiny potatoes and some very large. The sunnier garden spots gave us bigger potatoes. The sweet potatoes will cure for about 10 days, and then we'll see how long they last.

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