Sweet potatos..

Ok, so we got the slips in june, and I will not tell a lie, they didn`t get put in the ground right away, in fact they were in holding for at least two weeks(Bad US) but we finally got their raised bed made, filled and they were planted..

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the plants liked the area and grew well, strong and green, they both grew up the chainlink and out into the pen itself.

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We harvested early but between a week to two, as we would need to track night time soil temps, but I needed the pen for critter use, the vines went to the pigs.

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We got three different kinds of sweets, medium spud

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fingerings

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and in the words of my hubby.. sweet potato fries.

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My scale read 14.6 when I weighted out the bowl before cleaning them. from a learning, I could not be more pleased.. Next as a first year growing them we learned lots, we will have the area prepped ahead of time, the soil mix we did, was a clear success and will be repeated next year. Both hubby and I agree..

We had to try some for part of our lunch, we both agreed that they the little ones didn`t taste like store sweet potatos, they were more of a sweet potato-fresh garden sweet carrot blend in taste to us. They were very good, just different, it will be interest to see if the bigger ones will taste the same or not

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5 Responses to Sweet potatos..

  1. They are beautiful: ) Let us know when you’ve tried the others too, hey?

  2. Sheri says:

    You “Lucky Ducky”!

  3. April says:

    Sweet potatoes should cure and store for a month or two to reach that sweet taste you are looking for.

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