Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet success

I planted a 2 1/2 x 8 feet box of sweet potato slips (rooted from grocery store potatoes) in the Spring & yesterday was harvest day.  My grandkids were here & even the teenager got involved when they saw how big they were. 

We harvested 47.5 lbs out of that one box & they were HUGE.    When I planted them my mom remembered that her dad always said plant them straight down if you want large potatoes, plant at a slant for more longer, slender ones.  I planted most of them straight down and here is what I got:

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