Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sweet potatoes

Perhaps some of you recall my planting the end of a sweet potato I bought at the store; I'd kept it around the house too long, and rather than toss it, I decided to use it.

I think I tried my hand once, years ago, at raising sweet potatoes.  If I remember correctly, I think my sweet potatoes were long and slender instead of the big fat ones I'd been dreaming of, and I didn't try them again.

So, here I am with one sweet potato vine that has spread about ten feet in all directions, and I got to wondering whether this would yield one root, or several.

 

A search through Google images led me to this picture.  Wow!  Do you suppose I’ll get that many from my one plant?

That picture led me to a website that tells about some people raising sweet potatoes on a bigger scale; click HERE if you’re interested.

5 comments:

Rechelle said...

I love sweet potatoes! Yum. We sell them as 'slips' at work.

Paula said...

I like a good fat sweet potato baked with butter and a little bit of cinnimon.

madcobug said...

Be sure to pull that sweet potato up before the first frost or it will run down into the vines to the potato and ruin it. I suppose you already know that though. Show us a picture when you pull it up. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'll be watching to see what you get. I love surprises and you have one growing right there in your garden.

Diane said...

Me too. I can't wait to see what you will pull up!