I have been growing sweet potatoes in wash tubs for a number of years. After seeing a friend's vines growing far and wide in her garden, I think next year, I'll plan to grow some across the street.
I have noticed a couple sweet potatoes poking out of the dirt, so I went out to dig one for supper this evening. When I saw how big it was, I went back for my camera. I stuck it back where it was before I snipped the stem with garden scissors for a "reenactment". The plant to the right is a Spooky dianthus.
Isn't it pretty?
Then, while trying to figure out which tag belonged to it, I noticed this whole plant had died, so I dug out the potatoes from it.
These had the tag right next to them identifying them as Georgia Jet sweet potatoes.
They are the same color as the larger one, so I think it's the same kind. The leaves on the right are from a plant in the next pot.
Here are some washed up. It looked like there may be some blemishes, but they didn't go through the skin after being cooked.
Last fall I did a post about eating my Marguerite sweet potatoes, and had the same mishap as I did with these. Again, I should have started the larger one first, and watched them more closely. They were still good, though. The mess cleaned up easily.
Do you ever look at your stat counter to see what kinds of internet searches lead people to your blog? I think the one that pops up the most for me is people looking to see if they can eat their ornamental sweet potatoes. I planted several varieties this spring to harvest and cook. Stay tuned for further posts when the frost is about to threaten.