Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Message From the Sweet Potatoes



It's hard to resist a sweet potato. They're the nicest spuds in the garden.

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  1. Obviously they grew in a nurtured garden.

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    1. They were a bit pampered. :o) I think it's paid off.

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  2. A perfect message! I love sweet potatoes, although I've never tried to grow them. I must give them a go.

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    1. I grow mine in pots from slips purchased from an in-state company. They love really hot weather and long summers. The foliage is so attractive that I'm going to grow more sweets next summer mixed in with my annuals. If I'm going to grow a trailing vine, I might as well get a potato out of it!

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  3. Cute, and they are literate too.

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    1. They're as smart as they are sweet. :o)

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  4. Nigdy jeszcze nie jadłam słodkich ziemniaków i właściwie nie wiem czemu :(
    I have never tasted sweet potato, and actually do not know why: (

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    1. They are very tasty and can be cooked many different ways. :o)

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  5. That is so cute!!! Only you would think of doing something like that but I love it.

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    1. When I pulled them out of the pot, I noticed some of the potatoes looked like letters so I thought it would be fun to spell something. Since they're called sweet potatoes, LOVE seemed to be the best choice. :o)

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  6. Something a bit rude about them but I can't think exactly why ...

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    1. I have a few in the basket that look a bit phallic, but being female the message of LOVE still applies. There's a bit of spice to go with all that sweet! ;o)

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  7. That is WAY cool. Nicely done. ;-)

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  8. Nothing tastes like freshly dug potatoes with a dollop of butter
    Love the message
    Helen

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    1. Growing sweet potatoes has been so successful, I may try growing regular white potatoes, too. I love them with butter, too.

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  9. Nothing more to say...just pure awesomeness!!! Happy weekend to you!!!

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  10. Much better than regular potatoes, imho!

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    1. I eat these for a snack all the time in the winter. I roast them and then chow down. I love how healthy and low-calorie they are. These will be served at Thanksgiving. :o)

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  11. I love them, much more than regular potatoes. I missed growing them this year. Yours are going to be delicious!

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    1. I think so, too. Sweet potato casserole is always devoured at Thanksgiving. I make a pecan crumble topping that it mighty tasty. :o)

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  12. Did you grow your own? I want to grow some.

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    1. I grow them in a big pot. This variety is called Bush Porto Rico, which grows well in small spaces. The slips were purchased from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in VA. They are super easy to grow and the foliage is beautiful.

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  13. Ha! I always thought sweet potatoes were trying to communicate with us. But I hope that doesn't mean we can't eat them now.

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  14. I'm with pure awesomeness up above--only you Tammy! It took me a minute to 'get it'....because there is something a little spudsy about them, but in the end they won me over.

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    1. I looked for spuds with character. Fortunately, with the bunch I harvested that wasn't a problem. I have one in particular that looks like a giant wiener. It never made it into the photo shoot but it did give me a good laugh.

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  15. Funny! You've taken good care of them. Happy Sunday, Tammy!

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    1. I thought it would be fun to a silly post. I need to write more words with my vegetables. :o)

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  16. Would love to have the space to grow them.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. I grow mine in pots! These are bush porto rico and slips are from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. You can find them online.

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  17. I guess their taste isn't the only reason they're called 'sweet' - it's their disposition too. And they work so well as a team. Shame to eat them ...???????

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    1. They will be devoured but they give themselves up gladly. At least that's what I tell myself. Of course, I think the Aztecs and Incas used the same reasoning.

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  18. Great - a welcome smile on a Sunday morning as I'm sipping on my coffee and catching up with yesterday.

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    1. If your dogs could spell, I'm sure they'd all write the same thing. :o)

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  19. What a great idea, I love it!!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun finding which potatoes create the best letters.

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  20. I LOVE them too but my growing season is too short. i have tried a few times with little success.

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    1. I think you're too far north for sweets. But I'm too far south for delphiniums. :o)

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    1. Aww, thanks! It thought that the post will either be fun or will have people thinking "What the heck?". :o)

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  22. That made me smile - a lot! I love sweet potatoes, though I can't really grow them here, not warm enough for long enough.

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    1. Yay!! Sweet potatoes originated in Africa so it's easy to understand why England isn't the easiest place to grow them.

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  23. I am also too cold for them. I might try them in the cold frame next year. I used it for melon this year but we only got 2! They were OK but 2 out of 6 plants is not worth it. Perhaps sweet potatoes would do better.

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    1. Sweet potatoes want a long, hot summer with tons of sun. If you can give them that, then you'll have big tasty spuds, too. :o)

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  24. My CSA grows them, and in the newsletter they talk about how unique sweet potatoes are--they said you never know what you'll get. Apparently our summers are just long and hot enough--the spuds are tasty. Nice display!

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    1. Mine are actually quite a bit smaller than they were last year. I'll only have enough to make one casserole at Thanksgiving but that's ok. I'm growing more next year. :o)

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  25. Your sweet spuds are lovely, indeed! I have never been a sweet potato fan, but that is gradually changing with the advent of sweet potato chips and fries. I think the grease disguises the taste. I can't say why sweet potatoes offend me, as I love pumpkin, which is similar. But any spuds that spell out love, well, they are doing their part for winning me over, if only for charm!

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    1. I looove sweet potato fries, too. So tasty!!

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  26. Ha! Love those spuds. How can you eat them after they sent you such a cute message?

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  27. What's not to l-o-v-e. Wish I could grow them and chomp down on their little necks.

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    1. Too funny!! That sounds rather savage. :o)

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  28. Your sweet potatoes are so sweetly expressive. Can you believe that I had never eaten a sweet potato before last year? I was quite surprised by the taste- not at all what I expected, but a delightful food discovery nonetheless.

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    1. WOW! Since they probably don't grow well in Canada, I can see where they wouldn't be a common food choice. They are a winter staple for us. I roast them and eat them as a snack in the winter.

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  29. Tammy you're too funny. I LOVE them. And also, thank you for your comment on my blog. It's nice to know that we gardeners share similar expletive tendencies. Hugs!

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    1. There are very young children on both sides of me so I try to keep my cussing quiet but if they ever start yelling words that rhyme with truck when very mad, it's not my fault. I plead the 5th.

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  30. Beautiful! Now roast and peel them; puree them with cream, butter, and a little bourbon; and bake again until golden in a buttered dish.

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    1. Oohh! That sounds so tasty! I serve them in a very similar fashion but with a pecan crumble topping. I may need to add some bourbon this year. :o)

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  31. They have such a 'sweet' nature don't they? LOL. Beautiful photo, it's like calligraphy.

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    1. Awww, thanks! I have such artistic taters! :o)

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  32. What a picture! I grew sweet potatoes in my Texas garden a number of years ago and they were such fun to grow!! And relatively easy too! I agree with EnclosureTakeRefuge.com :) But I would do sweet potato fries too ;)

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    1. I remember your monster spuds! I love sweet potato fries. Yumm!

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  33. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  34. How cool is that? Looking forward to lots of tasty and healthy sweet potato dishes. Love goes through the tummy :-)!
    Christina

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    1. Yes, it does! I love to cook for people. :o)

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