Sweet potato harvest
Due to rain, rain, rain in late spring, our sweet potatoes were late to go in to our little city garden. Then the vines grew like gang busters and I was afraid maybe there was too much nitrogen in the soil which might make for some stringy potatoes. And--- yah, I accidentally planted moonvines in among the sweet potatoes. They look an awful lot alike. I did not realize it until the white flowered moonvines bloomed! Then there were also pink morning glories (weeds) galore in the same area. Sweet potato flowers are purple. So what a tangled, green, blooming, viney jungle that area was!
Well, my husband hand dug this afternoon. Literally he used only his hands. Tomorrow I'll go over it with a spading fork to find any he missed. He dug two milk crates of potatoes. Yes, some of them were stringy, but not as bad as I feared. And even the stringy ones just looked immature, not over-nitrogen'd.
Here's a glimpse,