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Sweet Potatoes Didn’t Do That Well This Year

Last year I planted a few sweet potato slips for funsies. Some store bought sweet potatoes had sprouted and I decided to root and grow the sprouts. The result was impressive, to me. I found that each slip grew 3 large (about a pound each) potatoes. They were good and actually tasted better than the store bought ones.  This picture shows a small part of the harvest.  These potatoes are nice, rounded and large.  The meat was rich orange. With a big, easy harvest in mind, this year I planned Read more [...]

Sweet Potato In The Greenhouse

Originally published Summer 2011 There isn't much that will thrive in the greenhouse soil during the hot summer.  The shade cloth over the roof filters out too much sun for the tomatoes and peppers.  This batch of sweet potato cuttings, however, seem to be thriving. (This is last season's carrot that I have allowed to go to seed.  Hopefully I will get some useful seed). I have several clumps growing, and of course the clump that came from the biggest chunk of potato is growing the fastest.  Read more [...]