These Beauregard Sweet Potatoes
have been growing in a black plastic dustbin all Summer and they have been loving it!
is one of the varieties which grow well in the UK climate, but they still do best when it is really warm and fairly well drained. Well this Summer has been brilliant, and now the top is dying back a bit it is time to dig them up and see what is down there...
I was amazed at the size of the main tubers near the surface. No disease or scab at all, beautifully healthy plants with pounds of lovely Sweet Potatoes.
There were quite a few smaller tubers further down in the soil, about a foot down where the roots had begun to swell into tubers.
So back in the kitchen I cleaned and weighed them. Just over 7lbs 7 oz all together!
So I peeled and steamed a couple of the smaller ones for lunch! Fantastic!
I thought I'd try to grow a few cuttings for next year. They arrive as rooted slips when you buy them from the catalogue in Spring. I wonder if I can keep these on a windowsill during Winter...let's see.