Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harvest

 What a bounty! My sister Brooke came for a breakfast date and we decided to do a little garden walk. Her beau uses my jalapenos in his cornbread and I had a huge amount that could be shared. I have more than this in the house waiting to be used, so I was happy to give these away. The peppers did well in their spot in the garden as there was plenty of sun for them. Bugs don't seem to bother them at all. We also had good luck with poblano peppers and the Giant Marconi, which is a really sweet elongated bell. 

 But the real surprise were the sweet potatoes! Huge tubers! I've never tried growing these before and boy, am I glad I did. This one weighed over two pounds! The skin is very thin, so I am guessing that I must do something with them quickly, like cook and freeze them, or they won't last. 

Here's the rest, various sizes as you can plainly see. I shared three giants with Brooke. But I think the skinny little ones should be good to bake up today. Sweet potatoes will definitely be part of my garden from now on. +++++++++++++++++
Here's a little update on Dave. We got some new meds from the doctor and things have been very calm of late. Thank heaven. Just wanted to let you know that your prayers and well wishes have done the trick. Thank you! And thank you for the great response to the knitting offer. I have nine names and have begun clicking needles happily. Yay! Those who missed the opportunity are invited to see some finished work available on Etsy.

13 comments:

  1. The fruits of your garden look wonderful! How do you prepare the sweet potatoes for freezing? And, glad the new medication seems to be working for Dave. Thank you for the update. Sally

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  2. Oh, yum! Try some sweet potato stacks. Wonderful!

    maggie h

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  3. So pleased to read about Dave. I love sweet potatoes, we call them Kumara here in New Zealand and we have gold, red and orange. They make a delicious soup, I often roast the kumara along with carrot, pumpkin and parsnip then blitz the whole lot with a chicken stock and heat like crazy, a bowl of this and crusty bread makes a super meal.

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  4. the esty link did not go through.....

    do you remember what or how you planted the sweet potatoes..... they are so healthy for us to eat.... I might make the jump and try them next season.... thanks

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    1. THANK you SusieQ, I fixed that link. THANK you so much
      Lovest Mel

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    2. O forgot the rest of the comment. I planted the store bought plants right in the dirt, in the raised bed and that was it. Watered and ignored. The vines looked great even during the drought weeks.

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  5. I'm so pleased to hear Dave's doing well Melody. I use sweet potato in place of potato - to which I react badly. The only dishes it doesn't substitute well in, to my taste, are fish recipes (fish pie etc) as it is too sweet. Love them! Baked, roasted, mashed, layered. Just YUM!

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  6. Your garden has produced a wonderful crop of such a variety of things. I can picture you pouring over catalogs in the dead of winter preparing for your spring planting.

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  7. Hi M,
    You probably know this, but the sweet potatoes need to be left out for about 10 days to finish their processing, if you will, before you eat them. The skin will grow stronger and also they will be ready by day 10. I just left mine in one of my cloth grow bags, not even cleaned til after the 10 days. Did you grow yours in the ground or pots?

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    1. No I didn't know that! Thank you Cathy
      Lovest Mel

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  8. So glad Dave is doing better. And your garden is wonderful.

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  9. Yay for the new meds! Peace and happiness wishes to both of you.

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