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Posted September 19, 2011 - 07:43 PM

The weather cool off so i dug up sweet potatoes today from my small garden. Only planted 15 plants and they did well. Started raining and did not have time for cleaning. My wife makes a great sweet potato pie so i will eat well.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Those look great !! I just checked mine again around the loose dirt and didn't find any big enough to dig out yet , hope they start getting bigger before the cold weather comes . Al

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:41 PM

Oh Man them things make GOOD TOTE ROOT casserole.

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 08:42 PM

I was never a real eater of sweet potatoes,however I was out with family a few weeks ago and they got me started on sweet potato Fries and you know what there pretty good.Larry

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 09:04 PM

Larry, Have you ever tried a baked sweet potato with a little butter and brown sugar. It don't get any better then that....

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 09:51 PM

I haven't grown sweet potatoes before but that looks like an amazing yield for 15 plants - Good job Green Thumb!!!
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Posted September 20, 2011 - 05:50 AM

Sweet patatoes are easy too grow. In spring when danger of frost is over i bed out a few potatoes as soon as they put out new plants break them off and set out. As they grow give them a little plant food and let them grow.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 07:23 AM

Larry, Have you ever tried a baked sweet potato with a little butter and brown sugar. It don't get any better then that....


No I haven't but it sounds good.I'll have to give it a try.Larry

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 07:56 AM

I need to check mine, I just put out 1 plant. Planning on more next year.

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 09:49 AM

I did not plant any sweet potatoes this year. But the wife tells me we are doubling the size of the garden next year and there will be sweet potatoes.
Larry being in Cannada, I can understand as sweet potatoes have predominately been grown in the southern half of the US. It's only been in the last 30 yrs, that they have become common north of the " Deep South".
A secret I Think they should have shared sooner.
Growing up with only canned sweet potatoes? I was not that fond of them myself. They were a holiday food only. And since most around here candied them and served them with marshmallows. And I too never cared for them that way.

Now that they are available fresh in the markets and I have learned the various ways they are prepared, well now that's a game changer.
They are now one of my favorites. Baked with butter a litle sugar and cinnomon is one of my favorites(wife eates hers with a little butter, salt & pepper).
Breakfast fries, or french fried, And if there is a pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie sitting side by side, I'll take the sweet potato pie every time. There are a multitude of things I would not eat growing up, because it was only available in cans and just plain nasty.
Now that they are available fresh in the market, I have found things like spinich, asparagus, peas and almost everything I would not eat are quite tasty and are now favorites.

Edited by JD DANNELS, September 20, 2011 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:17 AM

I didn't check ours yet, we had 14 inches of rain with that storm and i'm afraid there going to rot, or at least they won't keep in storage. I put out 300 ,old fashion red and old fashion white
i like mine made like a baked potato with applesauce at the side

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 10:46 AM

Half Scale What varieties are ou growing? Here in Iowa I am in zone 5. I started growing Georgia Jets about 30 yrs ago.
Frank Robinson, a guy I work with who grw up in Tuskaloosa,Al. and I were talking recently.
It seems up here we have a year where they do very well and the next year they may not do worth a darn.
I'm looking for varieties that do well in our climate.

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Posted September 21, 2011 - 07:07 PM

I grow old fashion red and white, they both are white on the inside. The tubulars get a little more rounded than the orange types, i start my own when i can and when i can't, i get them from a garden store, and they get them from somewhere in georgia.




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