Jan.27th …sweet potato plant,and scrap update

I had an interesting find this week while trimming rose bushes, two large white sweet potatoes in my flowerbed! How did they get there… well, I planted two small oriental sweet potato plants that I had gotten out of a planter that was given to my daughter . I wanted to see if they would grow in the very acid soil,for most other plants other than roses won’t..


These plants grew like crazy making a great ground cover around the roses. I never once thought to check for potatoes when frost hit. Here are the potatoes that I found…


Come to found out that they are very high in calories …perfect for my daughter. Leona loves them.πŸ‘ 

Update on the scrap projects…

Log cabin blocks all ready to sew…


209 blocks done in these blocks… only 20 more to go


And a little baby quilt out of the string blocks..


Have a lovely week all… Deb
Ps.. remind me not to take on any more scraps for awhile.. I still have a small storage tub and a men’s boot box full to do yet..πŸ˜„

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13 thoughts on “Jan.27th …sweet potato plant,and scrap update

  1. blosslyn

    Oh wow, those are monster sized, ha ha ours are really tiny compared to those. Well you know where to plant them from now on πŸ™‚ The little baby quilt is lovely. It’s amazing what you can do with scraps, very clever πŸ™‚

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    1. Deb Post author

      They were monsters,the ones we grew in the garden were not half that size .. they were just the regular beau-guard sweet potato. I definitely will be planting them there again. Scraps do make cheerful quilts.😊

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    1. Deb Post author

      I guess the secret to big sweet potatoes is sandy soil that is very acidic. They would have also had some rose fertilizer on them. Many more scrap quilts will be coming.. for you know me.. there’s no way if someone hands me a bag of scraps will I say ” no thank you”.. btw.. totally off this subject.. but I have had a problem with commenting on your post when after hitting the post button it just disappears… just don’t want you to think lm giving you the silent treatment.πŸ˜³πŸ˜„

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  2. kathyreeves

    No success with sweet potatoes yet, but we are still experimenting…maybe this year? The log cabin quilt is going to be lovely! If you get tired you can always sort them by color and then give them a rest for a bit, then come back to them.😊

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    1. Deb Post author

      It might be that your growing season isn’t long and hot enough.. wonder what would happen if you started them inside then move them outside after frost? Or maybe it is the humidity here.. yes ,I probably will divide up the colors… for I’m sure I will be bored with them before long.πŸ˜„

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    1. Deb Post author

      We did eat part of one… they don’t get real soft like regular sweet potatoes,but they were perfect for slicing into butter for frying then..Served with maple syrup.

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