It worked! I planted some sweet potatoes and they actually grew. Okay, well, I planted four, but one bit the dust. Since I was down to three, I then had all my hopes and dreams centered on those three lovely little exotic plants. I say exotic because I have never grown any before so it was like having a zebra in garden.
This whole last month Lee had been asking me how I knew when they were ready to dig up. I gave him the age old answer of…”I dunno”… and then went on and forgot about them. Well, it was a small zebra in the garden so I didn’t think about it a lot. Finally when the leaves started to change their color a little I decided it was time to see if any garden magic had happened.
Oh yeah, I got me some sweet potatoes! One of the plants was mostly a bust as I think a rodent decided that it was his or her personal underground pantry. That left me with two lovely, wonderful, awesome sweet potato plants. I really want to plant more of these next year and I am in love with them. I used some of them to make my sweetie’s favorite dish. Want to know what it is? One stick of butter and 1/4 cup of brown sugar melted in a pot. Add a ham (one of our naturally raised ones) and some sweet potatoes, cover and cook. It is the most amazingly simple but oh so good dish that is wonderful for a winter day. Or any day.