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Saturday Spotlight – ‘Beauregard’ Sweet Potatoes

This is my second year growing sweet potatoes.  The first year I grew them in the ground.  This year I tried them in large 50cm diameter pots.  The only variety I have tried is ‘Beauregard’.  At least I think they … Continue reading

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Sweet Potatoes

Aren’t sweet potato plants cool?  If you let them get on with their own thing – ie; growing, they are very dedicated to task.  This is what happens when their roaming stems root into the soil: They form little sweet potatoes.  Actually … Continue reading

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Roasted Sweet Potato & Parsnip Soup

My daughter must be learning about the seasons at school at the moment as she keeps mentioning how tomorrow is the first day of winter.  Personally I think having to run to the shower so as not to lose too … Continue reading

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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Melbourne – Part 2

Look what’s happened to me again.  I say again because exactly the same thing happened last year.  A long forgotten sweet potato decided to shoot while abandoned in the back of my cupboard.  Cool huh?  Like last year I plan … Continue reading

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Growing Sweet Potato in Melbourne? Impossible Dream?

A couple of months ago I found this in my cupboard. I posted the picture with my Monday Harvest post and Shawn Ann helpfully told me what she did with hers.  She twisted off the shoots and placed them in … Continue reading

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