Sweet Potato Pie FOR DAYS!

Over the weekend we my husband harvest our sweet potatoes.With the weather changing here in the Chicagoland area we were afraid a frost would sneak up on us and ruin our crop.I’m so glad we went ahead and harvest them.Last year my grandmother gave me a call to remind us not to let a frost catch us and this year we beat her to her reminder call.

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Our daughter helped until she saw a centipede. Yeah, she’s not scared of any other bugs, but the centipede made her quit or was it the hard labor?

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We had an amazing, amAZING, AMAZING harvest!  I was so excited as I began to see the bags fill up with BIG sweet potatoes and Jala was so excited to pull this one out the bed.

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Last year we had an okay harvest, we had some big sweet potatoes and a bunch of itty bitty not fun to prep for cooking potatoes.  The reason for the small sweet potatoes was because we planted over 32 seedlings and they weren’t spread out good.  However, this year we planted about the same amount, but they were spread out well.Our original plan was not to plant as many as last year, but after we planted them my grandmother gave us more to plant because someone had given them to her and she wasn’t growing any this year. So, we ended up with just as many as last year, but a better harvest.

After harvesting them my husband rinsed them off and wrapped them in towels to dry.

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Our next step will be placing them in paper bags and allowing them to cure and they should be ready in time for the holidays.

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This is only a quarter of what we harvest and don’t they look yummy?Some of these things looked like the size of a newborn baby…..Well, not actually… But maybe the size of my daughter’s head 🙂

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Did you grow sweet potatoes this year?If so, what’s your harvest looking like?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Fall Planting & Harvesting Potatoes: The Small, The Medium & The Mushy

The summer gardening season is coming to an end and we finally had the opportunity to plant some cool crops and harvest our potatoes.Before harvesting our potatoes I have grabbed potatoes here and there to eat for dinner and to share with family and friends.

One of the raised beds we harvest from had a nice amount of potatoes and we also planted potatoes in a couple of large planters and a wheel barrel. From those planters we didn’t receive a large harvest, but it was enough for a couple of meals and after weighing it, they weighed in at over 7lbs.

7 pound potato harvest
There was a new raised bed that my husband created this year and that potato bed we totally slacked on harvesting from it too. The bed of potatoes wasn’t hidden, but I forgot it was there.In that bed there were a few mushy potatoes.We learned exactly what happens when you wait too late to harvest from our potatoes.You can watch the video below to check out our treasures.

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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