Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Sweet Potato

Here are a few more pics of the massive 20+ lb sweet potato I hauled out of the garden today.

Sweet potato pie, purée, fries, pancakes...

A few months ago I stuck a sweet potato in our recently vacated garden. It had started to grow shoots, so I figured what the heck.

The vines and leaves started turning yellow, which is the sign that it's harvest time. Here's what I pulled out of the ground today:
Little girl shown for scale. Speaking of scales:
That's just the meat part of the tater (yes, singular "tater"). The bowl of scraps & peelings weighed in at 11.5lb.
There's much more to come from our garden this year- including more Yukon gold potatoes and probably dozens of bell peppers!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Garden Update

Bell pepper plants finally starting to produce! Ya know, because it's mid-October. Anyway, I've spotted at least 3 fruits, hopefully some more will come on before it gets too cold this fall.