I am starting to harvest more okra than I was. I guess it is coming into its own. The plants look really good and healthy. The okra makes me so happy!
Every day I harvested some okra. Every day I also harvested Lima beans, Mississippi Cream peas, and Ruth Bible beans.
This week, the local news was talking about sweet potato harvests in town, so I harvested my sweet potatoes. They looked really good. I don't know how many I should have gotten out of the number of slips I planted, but I feel pretty happy with the harvest. That bucket was pretty heavy and the sweet potatoes in the photo with the tomatoes are not the same sweet potatoes. I put them on the picnic table to start curing them. And then I brought them into the garage to finish curing. It was about 24 big sweet potatoes and quite a few more little bitty ones.
I am linking up with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Mondays. Go on over and see what everybody else is harvesting!
That is a nice haul of sweet potatoes. I would be happy with that.ReplyDelete
Lovely sweet potatoes. I really wish I could harvest mine now, but with our season we wait as long as possible. I usually harvest them at the end of September. I've really missed eating sweet potatoes.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I really didn't know anything about growing sweet potatoes. I don't even know if I harvested them at the right time.Delete
My neighbor had told me that I could scrabble around under the plants and pull a few to check on them. I did that and got 3 big ones a few weeks ago. I cured them and we ate those last night. They were, Oh, so good.
Yay for sweet potatoes! I'll wait until sometime in October here to dig ours. Your okra is a valuable commodity. They were wanting $3 at a local farmers market for a pint!ReplyDelete
I found out that they want $3 for okra here, too. Since mine were growing so well, I didn't know that others were having trouble, but it seems that most of the okra around here didn't produce. We sure are enjoying it. :)Delete
Nice harvest. I've never grown okra before. But then again, I'm not blessed to be growing in Zone 8. :) The sweet potatoes look great too.ReplyDelete
Okra is one of the few things I can grow here when it gets to 90 or 100 degrees with 100 percent humidity. And the family really likes it so it's a win. :)Delete
Those sweet potatoes are gorgeous. Another crop that I must try at some point, although I'm the only one in my family that eats them...but that's never stopped me from growing something before ;) My tomato plants are going downhill too - not sure how much longer they will last.ReplyDelete
Margaret, you should try them. They were really easy to grow.Delete
Wow. Homegrown sweet potatoes. That is a treat I've never had. Good harvest, Cristy!ReplyDelete