Now THAT is what you call a sweet potato

Now THAT is what you call a sweet potato! Thank you grandson Jerry and friend Tatiana who gave me the original tubers.

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And what surprised me is that I cooked one of them last night and it was delicious, not woody at all.

I have eight square metres devoted to sweet potato and I have a feeling this will not be the last photograph I’m going to post. I think you are going to have to humour me over this.

Happy gardening.

 

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 06:22:45

    Is reaching out and slowly stroking the monitor pathetic Jean? πŸ˜‰

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  2. Anna B
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 06:58:43

    I love it!!!!!!!

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  3. Maria
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 07:36:30

    Jean last year when I would dig for sweet potatoes in my patch, I was like a child again. I just loved it and found it to be exciting as I uncovered each ‘beauty’…a non gardener would probably mutter something along the lines of ‘ get a life!’ Lol

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  4. livingsimplyfree
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 10:10:51

    I have never seen a sweet potato that large, you look quite pleased with your finds.

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  5. samsallotment
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 03:39:19

    Those Potatoes are huge! I hope they taste as good as they look. Well done on growing such fine specimens

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  6. Live and Learn-Toss and Turn
    Apr 13, 2013 @ 09:01:02

    I’m surprised that sweet potatoes that big weren’t woody. How nice for you.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Apr 14, 2013 @ 17:11:10

      I was surprised too. I found it really hard to slice the knife through the sweet potato in it’s raw state. But I sliced it, dusted it with oil and roasted the slices until I could get a knife easily through the middle. It was good eating.

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  7. MrsYub
    Apr 14, 2013 @ 19:23:14

    Looking good! And it was scrummy to boot! Win win! Can’t do better than that, eh?

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  8. Linne
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 07:28:37

    I’m trying not to drool on Mum’s keyboard . . . I love those, too. I hope I still have a store-bought one in the fridge . . . ~ Linne

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  9. Kathy
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 11:41:36

    Hi Jean, thanks for commenting and finding my blog via Rhonda at Down to Earth. I read the story which you had a link to about how you got into gardening and where you are at now. I totally love reading things like this because as you know gardening is great therapy, out in the fresh air and knowing you grew your own food. Back in 2010 I was going through a very difficult time due to a marriage break up in 2008 and I just started my veggie garden and would pop out to the garden and get cucumber, lettuce, tomato and corriander for my sandwich and you couldn’t wipe the grin from my face and how much happiness this gave me. I also used to get a huge kick out of my then 4 year old daughter going out to the garden every morning and picking her lettuce for her sandwich for kindy. OMG……..money can’t buy what those feelings and memories did for me back then. I also loved your story about how you have come to know and meet people via this getting started in growing veggies and I’ll bet you couldn’t have imagined what a rewarding life that one step of going to the community garden gave you. Thanks for visiting my little blog and leaving a lovely comment, it’s lovely. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane http://www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com PS Of all the community gardens in Brisbane I think that one is the nicest so you are very lucky.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Apr 24, 2013 @ 12:20:32

      Hi Kathy. Thank you for visiting. I love going to my allotment at Beelarong community farm in Morningside especially on a Wednesday morning when all the volunteers turn up too. Pop in if you ever get the opportunity. Morning tea at 10am and you would be made very welcome.

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  10. Martha
    May 17, 2013 @ 23:16:38

    Very jealous! I suspect my attempts at growing sweet potatoes in London will not have similar success..

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