Planted in the Herb Box
Last fall, a friend of neighbor Bill Jacqie Jackson’s gave him a sweet potato plant to put in his window. It outgrew the window in a couple of months, so he planted it on the empty end of our herb box.
The vine filled the end of the box and had to be trained over the side of the box and onto the ground. Then we treated it with benign neglect until this morning when he decided to pull it up and see what grew.
A Pile of Sweet Potatoes
Satsuma-imo Sweet Potatoes
I have never grown any kind of sweet potato before. Truth be told, I seldom eat them. Once a year or so, I will bake one and eat it with butter mashed into it. My neighbor will be in charge of cooking these.
Also, these did not look like any I had seen, so I had to do a little research. These appear to be a Japanese sweet potato called Satsuma-imo. If you want to read more about them, the Culinate website has all kinds of information from the history of it to how to cook this white-fleshed variety of sweet potato.