Sweet Potato ~ an All Rounder

Many readers will be familiar with Sweet Potatoes from the shelves of the supermarkets & produce stores, but did you know the leaves are edible too? It’s commonly sold and eaten in Asia but I have yet to find it for sale in the US. So what do I do? Grow it myself of course!

The root (tuber) and the leaves.

The root (tuber) and the leaves.

The leaves are loaded with nutrition and I usually pluck some, sauté with olive oil and garlic then put that on a veggie burger. Yummy! I kid you not.

Today is “Tidying & Propagating Sweet Potato Day” for me. I need that aim to remind me not to go astray in the backyard, doing this and that then end up forgetting about Sweet Potatoes. 😳

Nice green sweet potato leaves.

Nice green sweet potato leaves.

Lots of trimming ~ some for the kitchen, some to be planted in new areas & some to just neaten the grow patch. Cuttings to be replanted are now undergoing a spa treatment of sort, in case of shock, to stimulate re-starting life in new soil.

Sweet potato cuttings resting in their 'bathtub' to overcome shock.

Sweet potato cuttings resting in their ‘bathtub’ to overcome shock.

Just like separating co-joined twins to grow & lead happy lives.

Just like separating co-joined twins to grow & lead happy lives.

… and tonight …

Some of the leaves will be stir-fried with sambal and anchovies tonight to go with Nasi Lemak or (Rice cooked with Coconut Milk & Pandan)

Ready for tonight's dinner.

Ready for tonight’s dinner.

So now, it’s time to head to the driveway to do my raindance … it’s been overcast the whole day and a bit of rain now will help to settle the somewhat disturbed soil and calm the Sweet Potato babies which are still a-growing.

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3 responses to “Sweet Potato ~ an All Rounder

  1. My front yard is full of sweet potato vine growing everywhere, they keep coming back every year. They die at wintertime and my nasturtiums take over. They take over my yard but i don’t mind because i have something to share with friends when they come over. We make a salad out of the sweet potato tops. I usually blanch it for 2 minutes, add salt and pepper, chopped onions, tomatoes and lemon juice. It is good for you !

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