Wednesday, November 4, 2009

One Potato, Two Potato

Cleaned out our storefront planters today with the invaluable help of Husband (there was a lot of heavy lifting with hundreds of pounds of soil and gravel to keep the planters from being stolen), and found this fascinating sweet potato tuber!

I can't tell if it's one potato grown in a knot, or two potatoes grown around each other! We've been planting sweet potatoes for years out front and have never run into one that looked less like a potato.

You can say goodbye to two of our planters, as we trashed the ones that were destroyed by the ungrateful who live in my neighborhood. When planning your urban garden, I do not recommend zinc planters - far too crushable, and they become dangerous with the jagged metal edges vandals create.

Next year - fiberglass! And definitely more sweet potatoes!!

2 comments:

SFD said...

That is amazing. Who knew such plants were lurking on the corner of June and Chandler?

-Sean

Sprout said...

Seriously! You really don't know what's lurking in the 'hood!

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