First peek at the sweet potatoes.

This past Sunday, the weather was decent and I was in the garden cleaning up the last of the tomato plants. I decided to dig up one of the sweet potato plants to see how they are doing.  It turns out they are doing quite well.  There were two large and three or four medium potatoes on this one plant with a few smaller ones sprinkled in.  This year there may be a big enough harvest that I’ll have to try a bit harder curing and storing them to ensure they will last the winter. After reading a few posts online, here and here, it seems it is best to not eat the freshly harvested tubers and instead let them cure for a bit so they develop a sweeter taste.

First plants worth of sweet potatoes

First plants worth of sweet potatoes

While in the garden, I collected a few other vegeatables that were ready. October 19th and I can still get a few tomatoes and peppers. Actually, the peppers seem to be getting a second wind in the cooler weather. It will be close to see how many more make it before the frost.

Late season tomatoes and peppers

Late season tomatoes and peppers

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