Thursday, August 19, 2010
A BIG Surprise!
It was relatively cool this morning, so I thought it would be a good time to clean out the greenhouse and start getting it ready for fall planting in a couple of weeks.
I grew my own sweet potato plants this year. What you do is put some sweet potatoes, that have not been treated to prevent sprouting, down into some nice loose soil and keep them watered. Here in Indiana I do that the 1st of May. Then at the end of May you can pull off the little plants and transplant them outside.
After I used them all, I just left the seed potatoes in place. It never occurred to me that they would make more sweet potatoes. I was pulling out the huge and vigorous vines to put into the compost pile when lo and behold out comes this behemoth! It weighs in at 5# 2.4 oz.
I exclaimed, "Well, for heaven's sake!"
Why don't you all come for dinner and I'll make sweet potato pie. :)