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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 …

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