Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sweet Potatoes in the Front Yard

A perk to "farming" a suburban lot is you get to be really creative!  As we were planning our garden several months back we decided to use the flower bed in the front yard wisely.  Tomatoes would look silly growing there but sweet potatoes would look almost ornamental!  So, that's what we did.  We planted sweet potatoes in the front yard.

Yesterday was harvest day so Mr. Right started digging.

A big one!

Lots of sweet potatoes!

Hubs found this snake in the flower bed too! 

After a bunch of scrubbing, I finally ended up with these pretty things.

All the sweet potatoes together weighed in at 4 1/2 pounds.  (The pan weighed half a pound so it reads 5 lbs on the scale.)

We didn't fertilize or water much, there were two other bushes growing in the flower bed too and it still had some lava rocks from sometime before.  So don't think you can't do it!  Plant a few sweet potato vines next year and enjoy the fall harvest!

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