If at first you find only frustration and disappointment…
It’s 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 pounds of sweet potatoes and I’m pretty sure I missed a few that dove down or escaped under the planks to the edging paths.
And while I felt a month late, apparently I’m 11 days earlier than 2012. Also, note to self: if you want to turn questionably nutritious soil into glorious earth sow sweet potatoes first. Now what to sow tomorrow to keep it lovely until spring?
Glorious! I love the title. You are too right about the tubers and ‘healing’ the soil. We have grown beets for the same purpose.
I seem to forget to harvest the beets and just eat the greens until the beets are nearly soccer balls (or composting…)
I’m glad you mentioned the benefits to the soil. There are many crops that can be planted over the winter and then turned into the soil in spring. Have a wonderful Holiday Season — and a 2016 that brings you bountiful harvests!
My lettuce sprouts are just coming up in that bed. I’ve yet to find a cover crop that germinates well here in December, but did just read about a rye that germinates as low as 45…I’m hopeful that means it wouldn’t mind germinating during days that swing from 70 to 50. We’ll have to see next year…
Awesome sweet potatoes! I am so happy that they did well for you after all. Merry Christmas to you and your growing crew!
Thanks! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
That is really a nice harvest.
The purple ones are surprisingly tastier than the usual orange. It’s been a nice winter treat!