Sweet Potatoes

Our first harvest of sweet potatoes are coming in.

This is the harvest from just one plant. Those sweet potatoes weighed in at 7 pounds give or take a few ounces. A very brief search online indicated that the average harvest is about 2.5 pounds of sweet potatoes per plant so we are doing very well so far.

My wife makes sweet potato burritos fairly often and then freezes them to have a quick and healthy dinner when needed. Our goal is to grow 200 pounds of sweet potatoes next year and make them one of our staples. We'll see how that goes.

Growing sweet potatoes well is an interesting challenge because they do NOT perform well in soil that has high amount of nitrogen which is the opposite of most other plants we grow on the farm.