|Shriveled up leaves are evidence of the first slight frost
|What could be making the ground to crack?
|The Gardener found a surprise!
The other main concern I have with growing sweet potatoes is how dirty I get. The sap that comes from the vines of this relative of the Morning Glory family is incredibly difficult to remove. Often, I will go to work with people looking at my hands wondering why I did not wash them after multiple times of nearly scrubbing my skin off with soap.
|Several Hours of Hard work outside the garden.
|Sweet Potato Sap is VERY difficult to get off. I wear grubby clothes.
|A look at one of the many Purple Sweet Potatoes after being washed.
Other than the two concerns I have mentioned above, I really love to grow sweet potatoes and still generally enjoy gardening. I just need more time to do it. So far I have managed to harvest quite a bit of sweet potatoes outside of my garden. Now, if I can only make time to harvest the other 4/5 of the crop!
|A view of Several Hours of harvesting Purple Sweet Potatoes