Gosh! It's hard to believe that it's the end of the month already!
Has September just flown by for you too?
We've had a dreary week here at the OK Corral. A storm sat off the edge of the coast and gave us nothing but grey skies and drizzly days.
I stepped out in the darkness this morning to see stars. Yeah!
Here comes the sun!
And say goodbye to hot weather too. We're hanging in the 70's this upcoming week!
Speaking of sweet...I've been eyeballing my sweet potatoes.
This is the first year I've grown them so any advice on harvesting them would be welcome.
I read an article online that said you need to pull them before the frost. That most farmers here in NC start their harvests at the end of Sept / first of October.
Most of what the article said seemed reasonable of potato harvesting. Dig on a cloudy, dry day. Take care not to damage the skin. Leave the dirt for now.
What I found hard to believe was the curing instructions. They advise a dark room with 80-85 degree temps and high humidity.
Um...It's fall now. Where am I going to get that combination?
I said as much to SM who said "See. Farmers do a lot more than what you might think. I'm sure they have climate controlled warehouses to do all this."
I just looked at him.
"Makes you want to skip all this and just go to the store and buy them, doesn't it?" SM grinned at me.
"Hey...You can't tell me that 100 years ago farmers in the South had climate controlled rooms to cure their sweet potatoes. There's got to be another way."
"Well, don't worry about it too much." SM said as he walked away. "You don't even know if you've got anything under those pretty plants.
So I'm throwing it out there. What works for you?
Or do you just buy them at the store? @;)