Monday, October 5, 2009

Remember sometime back lane told you that she was going to try her luck at growing sweet potatoes here on the mountain. At the time I was unsure if sweet potatoes would grow at this altitude. All summer the vines were awfully pretty but doesn’t mean that there any good sized potatoes under the vines. I have seen pretty vines with no sweet potatoes or at least none to talk about. Anyway I scratched mine out the other day and was I surprised. I started scratching one or two hills just to see and when I got started I was so overjoyed with what I found that I kept on digging. I dug about half of the hills on Thursday and the other half over the weekend. Some of the potatoes are huge and some are just good eating size. I ended with just shy of a bushel of potatoes. Not bad for having only seventeen hills and to be grown with nothing but dried tea out of old tea bags. Here they are take a look. This is only half of them. Did good didn’t I?

1 comment:

  1. You guys have a great blog. I don't why I haven't visited it lately, given my "situation". I will visit in person later this month, but in the meantime, I will savor the sights and words herein. PS: I'm looking forward to Lane's butternut squash casserole and Craig's salsa, etc... G