What are the pros? incredible crop from 3 slips!
What are the cons? not as sweet as expected
I got 3 slips in around the start of may and planted them in a relatively small area (about 3x4 foot) with soil that was fairly loose, but not a lot of organic material in it. I watered regularly with the rest of the garden and let the vines crawl all over. It was fun watching the stuff spread.Then around the end of September I decided to dig 'em up and see what I ended with. I weighed them each and ended with around 50lbs between the three plants!!! I had an overflowing bushel crate. one of the potatoes was well over 3lbs, and most are over 2lbs. The potatoes are very mildly sweet, not nearly as sweet as a regular sweet potato, but they still taste great. They are very dense/dry, but mashing them with a llittle extra butter makes some fantastic mashed potatoes that are creamy and have a deep, rich purple color. My wife won't let me share our crop with anyone because she loves them so much.
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