Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet Potato Ponderings

Forecasts of weekend frost forced me into the garden last night.

After picking a few dozen tomatoes, I turned to the sweet potato patch.

Soon, I was into the dig, dig, root, root, pull, and occasional snap rhythm of harvest.
If I were relying on my own produce to feed us this year, I would not be looking forward to winter.

A wet, cold spring meant a lousy fruit crop and a delayed vegetable planting.  Planting red potatoes in May reduced yields. A dry July and August reduced yields further. I'm not sure what the summer weather did to the sweet potato crop.

This was my first attempt. So, for now, I'm calling it sweet.

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