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Old September 28, 2019   #1
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http://durgan.org/2019/September%202...HTML/index.htm 15 September 2019 Sweet Potatoes
The last of the sweet potatoes were dug. One was dug abut a week ago and the total weight from four plants was about 15 pounds. Good quality.
They are dried a bit and stored in the root cellar and used as required.

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Old October 4, 2019   #2
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Nice size sweet potatoes.
Hello Durgan,

I often read northern climates do not have a long enough season, but obviously the variety you are growing is very happy. Do you have a favorite?
On whim I planted a single 4 inch pot of Beaugard, a shorter season variety, and left it to fend for itself. The temps turned chilly this week and we will have a brief midweek warm up before frost sets in. The guessing is almost over. Your photos are encouraging!

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Old October 5, 2019   #3
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Those are really nice, Durgan! What a great return from just four hills. What variety did you use? Baked sweets, mashed sweets, sweet potato pie.... Mmmmm! And you'll have warm thoughts of summer during cold winter.
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Durgan! Good to see you posting. I've always admired your dedication to preserving and healthy eating. Fine looking sweets.
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Durgan! Good to see you posting. I've always admired your dedication to preserving and healthy eating. Fine looking sweets.
Me too.
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how do you get such uniform sizes and not monster sized tubers? I grew a dozen plants this year and I pulled a couple tubers from one plant and they are large enough to feed a family of 8 or maybe more....
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Agree, I need tons of advice. I pulled mine today - one giant and two little Beaugards. I knicked them all taking them out with a shovel. At least it was something. I hope they don't rot during curing so I can taste a homegrown sweet potato.

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I've grown them several times. In a relatively short growing season, unlike the deep south, I've found one drawback in my garden. They do not have the time to develop a tough skins. The skins easily peel away, making storage almost impossible. So, I usually cook most of them right after digging, and then freeze them for later use.
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Hi Durgan,
What they don't get juiced?
Just kidding good to see you back.
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