Commandeering the guest bath


I know I’ve always wondered what 49lbs of sweet potatoes looks like in a bathroom. Surely you have as well? There’s even a pan hiding in this picture! The pan on the toilet will hopefully become next year’s sprouts. The large pan in the foreground (with the monsters) is actually the injured potatoes that we’ll need to eat first. Not bad for our first attempt at digging them gently. Now for the million dollar trivia question: out of the 49 lbs harvested, how many pounds were from purchased starts, and how many from pantry potatoes? (Hint: There were 11 successful plants from the purchased sprouts and I buried seven pantry potatoes.)


12 comments on “Commandeering the guest bath

  1. That’s the best thing I’ve seen in DAYS! 😀
    Won’t even hazard a guess, really, but if sweet potatoes are anything like compost-pile volunteer squash, it has to be the Bonus Bunch.

  2. Brilliant! I had always wondered what 49lbs of sweet potatoes looked like when in the spare bathroom, I mean always!!!
    Happy new year, wishing you a green fingered new year, and lots of laughs along the way, Claire x

  3. Wow! I would love for my bathroom to look like that! Congratulations! Here in the northern climes, I haven’t heard of successful sweet potato harvests, though I read in Mother Earth News it can be done, with a lot of work. Enjoy them taters!

    • plumdirt says:

      I’m not sure about the Northen climates either. I do know there are many things we can’t grow here that grow well up there! Namely, anything that can’t stand temps over 70 degress 😉

  4. Shannon says:

    This was from the potato bag in the pantry? Wow!! Great haul.

  5. […] not quite the fifty pounds from a few years back, but for the size of that planting and the size of this one I’d say it’s a tie. 28 […]

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