Last year I did not trim the sweet potato vines and got this for a harvestSmall and pitiful was my opinion. There were two out of the whole batch that were baking size.
This year, I put them in the same box with the same growing conditions and got THIS!!
The largest one wasn't a sweet potato so much as it was the size of a new born baby!
Most of these will most likely have to be turned into a pie or mashed or something because they're too large to eat, but man, are they awesome. It's about 11 pounds of sweet potatoes from two slips which doesn't hurt my feelings one bit.
I don't even think there is a debate that needs to be had. I know the more roots a sweet potato plant sends down the more chance it has for tubers, but if you trim, the energy goes to a fewer tubers instead, making them larger. I'm a fan of trimming those vines, my friends. Hop on over to Daphne's to see what everyone else is harvesting!
Two new keychains went up on the Keychains for a Cause page today.
The grey is for brain cancer Awareness and Diabetes and Asthma Awareness,
and the green is for kidney cancer awareness, missing children awareness and many other causes.
The morning comes early. Sweet potato dreams!
BTW, any good sweet potato recipes that call for MONSTERS you'd like to share would be much appreciated!