Monday, February 23, 2015

Sweet Potato Update

So, back in mid-January I finished harvesting my purple sweet potatoes. Despite this being the first time that my children helped with the harvest, they did a great job. All told, by January we had harvested 278 pounds. Each variety did very well. I harvested plenty Dingess Purple, Alabama Purple (or Purple Delight) and All-Purple. Even a friend's pink variety did well.


The kids helped harvest these Sweet Potatoes
 

Though I had hoped to sell some on Craigslist, we may be eating a lot of them. That’s alright because my kids don’t mind eating lots of sweet potatoes. (=
 

Purple Sweet Potato Fries (=

 

7 comments:

  1. Your harvest has encouraged me to try, at least, regular potatoes again this coming summer.
    Ray

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  2. Wonderful they shared in harvesting before they shared in the harvest....and what a healthy food for them to love.

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    1. Thanks Donna!

      I always appreciate your comments. (=

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  3. Nice! How fun for the kids! I haven't grown sweet potatoes, but my kids have had fun growing different colored carrots. This year we got seeds for purple ones!

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    1. Thanks for the response, Indie!

      What variety of purple carrots did you get? I grew purple sun earlier and wasn't very impressed as the seeds and carrots were incredibly small. I did better with the Turkish purple open-pollinated varieties. (=

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  4. I especially like seeing the kids but I'd take some sweet potatoes too:)

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