sweet potato harvest

nated(7)October 6, 2013

Results of my sweet potato harvest. i didn't weight them or anything. i was kinda bummed about the amount until it came time to clean them all up, each one, by hand.... Beauregard variety, 16 slips, i will try sweet potatoes again next year based on initial results. if the gophers got to them i didn't know it and couldn't tell. drip irrigation spot did much better than the ones watered by hand. next year i'm ordering Bugs Bunny variety i believe.

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chickencoupe

Those are great-looking potatoes! How do you eat them?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 4:49PM
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slowpoke_gardener

Nate, those look good. I planted 18 Beauregard plants and my daughter dug many of them because I am not able. The harvest was disappointing. I am sure there are more out there because my daughter just felt under the vines and pulled the potatoes out. The deer are hitting the vines really hard now.

Bon, I like to eat sweet potatoes raw, but they are good about any way you want to fix them. My biggest problem is that I have to share them with our dog.

Larry

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 6:28PM
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chickencoupe

Well, if they grow well I might try. Never eaten many but sweet potato pie.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 7:21PM
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borderokie(7)

We boil 3 cups mash them with 1cup brown sugar,2eggs,1/2 cup milk(vanilla coffee creamer is better),1/2 cup butter. Put in casserole dish and top with this mixture. 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 /3 cup melted butter, 1 cup chopped pecans. Sprinkled it over the top of sweet potatoes and bake at 350 for 30 -40 min. We like to double the topping. But you might want to try it single batch first if you are not into rich cause it is dessert rich. No calories either!!!I also like to just bake them cut them open and put in butter and Cinnamon.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 8:48PM
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borderokie(7)

Oops didn't mean to double post

This post was edited by borderokie on Sun, Oct 6, 13 at 21:06

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 9:02PM
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chickencoupe

I think I'll pick up some sweet potatoes at the store and give it a whirl. See if the family might like it.

Man, that sounds good with the pecans. Our younger pecan tree has some rather large fruit. Needs to hurry up and develop!

    Bookmark   October 6, 2013 at 10:49PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

YUUUMMMMYYYY. All I have are the ornamental SPV. Do they produce taters?

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 10:07AM
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slowpoke_gardener

Sorie6, some ornamental produce a lot of potatoes, but none that I grow produce good tasting potatoes.

Here is a picture of one kind of ornamental I grow. It blooms very well but is drier and not as sweet as the others.

Here is the largest ornamental sweet potato I have grown.
I did not try to eat any of it because it looked nasty.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 2:09PM
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wulfletons(Zone 7a)

Sweet potatoes were one of my garden shockers this year. We picked up five tiny plants (not the ornamental ones) at Lowes as an afterthought because we had some space to fill. They did great and are really tasty and were zero maintenance (I have no idea what variety they were). It was my first time growing them and we will certainly grow them again.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2013 at 10:14AM
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slowpoke_gardener

I knew I had a few sweet potatoes left in the garden, but my step daughter came down today and showed me what a sorry digger I am.

This is what I had left.

Larry

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 5:04PM
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chickencoupe

Woot.. you and Nate's house will be smelling sweet real soon!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 6:24PM
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