Friday, May 9, 2014

Sweet Potato Farmers

It all started when we had open spots in our square foot garden. I casually mentioned it would be fun to grow sweet potatoes and the next day Steven put a spud in a jar of water. On April 17 we had our first sign of success. We had NO CLUE what we were getting ourselves into...
It took 17 days for that little sprout to produce these slips.
Three days later the slips were broken off and placed into water to sprout their own roots.
Once we realized that we might actually have viable sweet potato slips, we decided to read about growing them. That lead to us having to build a separate box just for potatoes.
Did I say us? I meant Steven. I've started calling him my Potato Farmer.
Slips are in the ground. Now we wait until September to harvest.
Once we harvest they'll have to season for another six weeks. There's no getting in a hurry when it comes to sweet potatoes. Having lived in this old house for over 10 years, we're getting pretty good at patience.
Now to find something else to fill the empty spaces in our square foot garden.

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