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Name: Kristi
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Sep 24, 2017 2:39 PM CST
I rooted sweet potato slips in the spring from a grocery store sweet potato. I planted them in a 4' x 4' area of a raised bed in May.


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And today I decided it was time to dig for buried treasure.

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These larger ones will be cured, cleaned and stored in the pantry.

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The smaller ones will be sliced and panfried in olive oil with onions and seasoning. :

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I suspect I will find more sweet potatoes in this bed. It seemed the roots developed to the south of the bed. I still have peppers, okra and basil growing there so didn't want to disturb those roots by looking for more potatoes.

All in all, not a bad harvest for a four foot square area of raised bed.
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Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 24, 2017 6:42 PM CST
Awesome sweet potato crop!
Name: Kristi
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Sep 24, 2017 7:30 PM CST
Thank You! ~ it astounded me! How has yours done this season?
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Sep 26, 2017 12:31 PM CST
Pitiful down south , but a triumph for Calgary!



And saving vines for next season as a winter house plant.



They get better and larger every year as I learn about the plant.
These were Beauregard variety which is NOT a short season variety.

Name: Sandy B.
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Sep 26, 2017 10:13 PM CST
Way to go, Kristi! I'd say that is definitely "not a bad harvest for a four foot square area of raised bed." Smiling
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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Sep 27, 2017 6:03 AM CST
Thanks Sandy! I have to admit it shocked me. Whistling
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.

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