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close up of sweet potato started sprouting

It has occurred before that weird things start growing in my kitchen sometimes (besides the mold on food in the fridge. shudder) but this is the very first time a sweet potato has started sprouting in my house. A sweet potato that I fully intended to use. In December.

Let’s see, I had thought to make sweet potato couscous, or curried yam soup, or something equally fun.

Instead it sat there for the last 8 weeks or so, tucked just out of site on top of my bread box.

Perhaps if I cleaned my kitchen more….ha.

I could try to get some “slips” from it and try to get roots to grow in water, but I don’t think I quite have the room for sweet potatoes this year. But darn it, is it every tempting to try one or two…..I must have room somewhere…would it be weird to slip in a couple sweet potatoes amongst my front flowerbed?

And we’ll probably get another cold summer and sweet potatoes need heat.

But the slightest sight of anything growing in my house gets my spring fever going and my gears a’ churning! It’s February tomorrow!!

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Karlynn Johnston

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  1. Karlee says

    EAT! So very important! Too bad there isn’t a “L” word for that…maybe Lunch? haha

    I just got my gardening books from the Government of Alberta today. They are full of great info. My Mom is going to help me , and she also told me not to do the Brussels Sprouts, she said she had so many bugs the one year she tried them. Did you have the same issue?

  2. Karlee says

    I was going to try this with blue potatoes. I’m also hoping to grow some yams this year. See how it goes!

    Oh and to me Life is a 4 course meal…! 🙂

    • Karlynn says

      I don’t think I have the space for sweet potatoes at all….but maybe I can throw it in the front, tho really, it’s a fairly untreated soil so I won’t expect much…we’ll see. I have yet to do my planning and I should get on it.

      I need EAT in my banner title somewhere…it’s a work in progress, I hated the other banner with nothing pretty, I like what Mike does with my photos and I can (and will) change it every month! Love, laugh and eat? LOL sounds like me.

  3. Frimmy says

    Do they look like sweet potato vine? If so, I think it would be perfectly beautiful to plant them amongst your flowers in front.

    Happy Almost February!

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