Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet potato harvest

Yesterday we harvested our sweet potatoes. We had a good harvest, considering that only two of the plants survived their journey from Burpee to us this year! Harvesting was quite an adventure! We inadvertently planted the running variety instead of the bushy variety, and "run" they did! ...the vines had run over almost 3/4 of the now-fallow garden and we dug up quite a few false leads in the way of fingerling potatoes. But when all was said and done, it was well worth our effort -- aside from quite a few respectably-sized spuds, we were all thrilled to find the monster-sized ones pictured below! (To give you perspective, my hand is just over eight inches palm to fingertip, and four inches wide across the palm/thumb...)


Delighted Hands said...

One per meal would feed all of you! Great harvest!

cj and family said...

Wow! That's great! I have a fantastic recipe for Sweet Potato Pie if you need help using them up. :o)

Peggy said...

Good afternoon Marsel,

Since Jenny started her blog, I have enjoyed passing through to your blog and your mom's. It's been a real blessing to see your family, and your mom and dad.

Sweet potato fries from just one of those would fill you up for sure.

Peggy Martens