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Sweet potato harvest

Spread out to dry on the deck

I had not really planned to grow sweet potatoes this year, but back in late July or early August I came across some sweet potato sets in a produce shop at Walnut Cove. I bought a pack of the sets.

Ken then made a sweet potato bed about 6 feet square by turning a spot of garden with a mattock and heaping on lots of compost. The sweet potatoes flourished (in spite a few raids by Mr. Groundhog) until the frost bit the vines yesterday morning. Today I composted the vines and dug up the potatoes. That 6-by-6 plot yielded a large grocery bag full of potatoes.

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