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Monday, October 6, 2014

Digging up Some Sweet Potatoes Today

Update:  October 25, 2014:  I will post many new pics soon but with the help of my two sons and a friend of my youngest over the huge mound was concurred and 3 different potato varieties were uncovered.  I still think there are more hiding in the dirt mountain, we found about half of a wheelbarrow full of potatoes!  So nothing to complain about that is for sure!  =) 

Yield of Sweet Potatoes from one plant!
This morning I went out determined to find sweet potatoes in my gigantic hill where they were planted and after several attempts of digging holes like a blind squirrel we finally went to the local hardware shop for a big potato fork thing that looks like a shovel but with the fork on the end (hehe, nice description, I know).  Then I managed to easily find some yummy sweet potatoes in the huge potato hill in our yard.  My plan was to cook some up for dinner tonight but I keep hearing I should cure them before eating them to bring out the sweetness and to help them last even longer. Anyone else starting to pull up their sweet potatoes?  I would love to hear how you cure yours, please leave comments below.
I have plenty more to dig up, enough for all my friends =)
Hugs & Smiles, Tiffiny ~ Smilie Mommy