Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday Tidings

A rather bleak Friday encouraged me
to dig up our sweet potatoes.
It's so sad to see those once lovely chartreuse vines
turned to brown mush.
It's a little late in the season for harvesting,
so I wasn't sure how we'd do.

After a bit of research,
we are letting them dry out in the sun for a day or so,
then they will be stored in the pantry in a box
filled with shredded newspaper.

This one seems to have fused together.
Does that mean they didn't have enough room?
Is it edible? 
It reminds me of a bread bowl,
just grab a fork and dive into the middle!
I have SO much to learn!

I can't wait to taste them,
as this is our first harvest of this lovely veg.

I see some sweet potato bread in Lil' Guy's future!


  1. I have GOT to plant sweet potatoes this year. Yours look amazing!

  2. tami-They couldn't be easier and they're one of the few things that grow during our sweltering summers!

  3. I am definitely planting sweet potatoes this year. What a fun little blog you have. So happy I found it today. Be blessed and a great 2012 to you :)

  4. Sheri-WELCOME! I think you'll be happy you planted those treasures!

  5. Oh I would love to have some sweet potatoes! How far do you have to plant them in the ground?

  6. Kelly-Not far, just below the surface, really. The vines will grow along the ground or vertically, so they do need space to crawl.

  7. Beautiful and i do love sweet potatoes! YAY for you!

  8. Homesteading Quest-Thanks! I hope you'll plant some next season!


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