Decided it was time to dig in my containers purple sweet potatoes, and was also able to gather enough tender vines for a meal at the same time.
These are from the 2 slips I planted in 18-inch diameter pots in early June (1 slip to a pot).
Purple Sweet Potatoes & Sweet Potato Vines
The 3 tubers on the right (from 1 slip) weighed 1¾ pounds total
The 2 tubers on the left (from 1 slip also) weighed 1½ pounds total
The total yield was only 3¼ pounds, not great. Should I have planted more than 1 slip in a pot? Would I have better yield? Or would that be too crowded? Perhaps I would get more but smaller tubers, which is what I prefer.
Wondering if I harvest the tubers (without damaging the plant) as soon as they reach edible size will the plant continue to produce more tubers?
I also cut the tender vines a few times during the growing season for eating, did that affect the yield?
Will experiment next year to compare results.
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Last of the slicing tomatoes. Pulled up all the plants. So long toms, until next year. Going to miss you.
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Cherry Tomatoes – Jasper (F1)
Cherry tomatoes refuse to give up, if there is no frost, I am in for more harvest, a lot more harvests. (The above is only 1 plant, took the photo after I harvested.) Did not like them at the beginning of the harvest season, thought the skin was a bit tough, but have grown to love them. They are so sweet, it’s like eating candy.
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Left to right: Chinese Broccoli, Chinese Chives, White Chinese Celery, Broccoli, Cilantro
Should have harvest the Chinese broccoli sooner, while the flowers were at the bud stage. The broccoli are all side shoots. That tiny head of cauliflower was supposed to be broccoli.
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Last of the perfect Asian pears and strawberries. There are still 7 – 8 Asian pears on the tree, but all are badly damaged by stink bugs.
Strawberry & Asian Pear
I know, I know. Had shown a single strawberry in a previous post, but this one is sooooo perfect, and it is October. To be picking strawberry at this time of the year, even if it is only one, is a thrill.
There are a few green ones on the plant still, hope they ripen. Not seeing many birds around (a good thing) so will not need to share.
This strawberry plant is definitely a keeper. Need to locate the off springs (runners) and propagate more plants.
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