Posts Tagged ‘sweet potatoes’

The Battle of the Garden Weeds

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If you are a new gardener or an experienced one, you’re aware of the great battle of the grass and garden weeds vs. you. The battle is real and here is how we’re dealing with it.   

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5 Tips For Dealing With Volunteer Plants

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I didn’t pull my volunteer plants this year. Don’t be shocked. I admit I have a problem. Yes, I have a problem pulling any live plant. I know in my head it needs to be done for the overall health of the garden and especially when thinning a crop. I blame my grandfather. He had trouble pulling up live plants too. His reasons were related to what the plant might produce. He lived by the “get it while you can because you don’t know when a crop will fail” experience. To help me with this “problem”, my husband and I came up with 5 guidelines for determining if a plant should be pulled or allowed to live.

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Our Top Three Sweet Potato Recipes

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The sweet potato is so incredibly versatile. If you search for sweet potato recipes the problem will be deciding which ones to try because you will find so many. Narrowing down our choices here on the farm is difficult. We eat sweet potatoes 5-7 days a week once we dig them and no one ever grows tired of them or says, “Sweet Potatoes again?” NEVER. I picked out the three I would consider our “Farm Favorites.”

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Tips for Digging and Storing Sweet Potatoes

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I love sweet potatoes. Everything about them is wonderful to me. They are one of the most nutritious foods you can grow in your garden. The old timers say they help you keep your night vision and prevent cancer. Modern science has proven them right. They are a power house of nutrition and energy!

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