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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sweet Potato



It's freezing cold outside with temperature in 30's but I still have lots of edibles in the garden -- winter vegetables and greens, carrots, Jerusalem Artichokes and sweet potatoes. I harvested the above bunch today (December 4, 2013). I do not know if there are more left in the ground as the plant spread in all directions. This was a store-bought organic sweet potato. I let it grow slips. Then, I put the whole sweet potato along with innumerable slips in the ground. The soil in the ground was very loose with lots of organic matter. After that I forgot about it -- didn't bother to water or fertilize or do anything. Now, I go and get the bounty. Look at that humongous one by the left side in the photo. It itself weighs in close to five pounds. Suddenly, I am finding that growing vegetables is easy. Just take care of the soil -- lots of compost and other organic matter; after that forget about using fertilizers or water. Let nature take care of itself. Just make sure no kind of chemical or even any kind of natural, organic spray is used. Somehow nature knows better than us how to take care of itself and produce bounties. These are purely, 100% organic sweet potatoes :-)

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! They look delicious.

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  2. How sweet of you to post this. My friend says sweet potatoes are super foods. I need to start eating them! Mail me three a week please, you may have to smoosh it to fit in the envelope.

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    1. Awwww..Joolz, how sweet of you to praise my post and ask for my sweet potato. Yes, it is a super food; drop by our house to enjoy some of it :-)

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  3. Nature does know best! I have to admit to not liking sweet potato but I can appreciate a good harvest. Enjoy!!

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    1. Awwww...Angie, how can you not like sweet potato :-)?

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  4. I'd love to emulate your success, but you lost me at "The soil in the ground was very loose with lots of organic matter."

    Do you think it would work as well with "The soil was hard and dense, with lots of clay and rocks." ? ;-)

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    1. Aaron, hahahaha :-)...give it a try. You never know; I am finding that roots,plants, trees, nature, they really know well. I grew potato in such soil and many of them really grew to be true store-bought potato :-).

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  5. I love Sweet Potatoes but I don't know if they would grow in Ireland. Maybe I should give them a go.

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  6. A 5 lb. sweet potato! Sounds like a candidate for the county fair. I think here it is a little too cold for sweet potatoes.

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  7. Too cold here for any garden harvest...great to see yours still producing.

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  8. Hi KL..I have used both of these native plant nurseries....for seeds and plants and lots of good info on the web site,,,

    http://www.prairiemoon.com/

    http://www.prairienursery.com/store/

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  9. This is perfect for NN and how wonderful to still be getting veg...PS..I think you would love the book "Winter World"....right up your alley...Michelle

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  10. Beautiful!
    Good comfort food for winter.

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