Homesteading, Organic Gardening, How to Farm, Preparedness, Self-Reliance
According to Tatorman George, sweetpotatoes aren't tubers, yams, or even potatoes; they are storage roots- in a class by themselves and part of the morning glory family.
Sweetpotatoes are grown from vine cuttings or slips- shoots sprouted from a mature sweetpotato. The planting of slips, in our layered garden beds, involved forming a raised nest, of sorts- hay pulled together from the surrounding bed. In the center, of each nest, a hole was dug down to hard ground where a cushion of hay was placed; the hole was then filled with handfuls of Robyn's Dirt. After slip placement, the fresh dirt was covered with more hay.
This year, I have "nested" slips from George, Sow True Seeds, a neighbor, and a few I grew.
With 70 slips in the ground, I'm hoping to be, at least, as burdened with sweetpotatoes as is this woman:
Since a bountiful harvest is potentially possible (!), I am collecting recipes and other sweetpotato related resources: how-to preserve, alternative uses, ideal utensil (peelers, fryers...), etc.
I'm tickled about the book Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs; Paleo and Personalized by Ashley Tudor and I will be ordering a copy soon. As an incentive for sharing your favored use of sweetpotatoes, I will place you in the running to win one for yourself (outside U.S. winner will receive Kindle copy)!
1. Slice sweetpotato lengthwise into 1/4" planks 2. Coat with fat of choice, S&P 3. Place on grill, low heat, flip at least once
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