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.

 

A visit to the allotment with my brother David

My brother David is over from the UK and I took him with me to the allotment this morning. He bought his camera along and snapped away.

My first sweet potato of the season. It’s a beauty. (We had it with dinner this evening, roasted in the oven.)

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Then I picked a lovely fresh cos lettuce. Time for David to get out his zoom lens (the old show-off)

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Then we took our morning’s pickings over to the communal sink and he took this shot of the harvest – a bucket full of sweet potato, cos lettuce and a few rocket leaves. The little white choko is from the share table, it had been abandoned and needed a good home.

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Finally David captured this lovely shot of a flower on my allotment which I planted there to encourage the good insects and bees.

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Happy gardening.

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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