|Remember these lovers from Valentine's past?|
I plan projects all winter to keep my green thumb busy and to keep us eating some fresh greens. We grow a lot of pea shoots, micro greens and bucket sprouts to enhance our salads and sandwiches, which really seems to get us through the dark days of winter. I am also gearing up for the big onion seeding of 2013, which will go on for a while as I seed tray upon tray of onions seeds for planting out in early spring. I tried my hand at growing sweet potato slips for the first time last year to plant out in the field- just for kicks really to see how and if it would turn out. We normally purchase sweet potato slips but I wanted to try to make them myself and it really wasn't that hard- you just need some patience.
I am happy to report that it was a great success!
|The mother sweet potato in water|
|Sweet potatoes in the field|
|A beautiful sweet potato flower.|