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Post  MrBooker on 10/17/2019, 2:40 pm

We usually make sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. A few weeks ago I emptied two of my sweet potato half barrels and got a 5 gallon bucket full and did the same today. We have almost used up the white bucket on the right.

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Carrots.. I'll have to put my plastic over them and mulch.
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Post  yolos on 10/17/2019, 4:07 pm

Wow, that is a great fall garden.
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Post  MrBooker on 10/17/2019, 7:29 pm

@yolos wrote:Wow, that is a great fall garden.
Thank you so Yolos. Thats why I try to encourage folks to grow a fall garden. My fall garden does  as good, if not better than my spring garden. Things like carrots, beets and turnips turn the starch into sugar after a good frost.
    A few years ago, I was digging carrots in my mulched hoop beds at 10 degrees.
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Post  yolos on 10/17/2019, 8:42 pm

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@yolos wrote:Wow, that is a great fall garden.
Thank you so Yolos. Thats why I try to encourage folks to grow a fall garden. My fall garden does  as good, if not better than my spring garden. Things like carrots, beets and turnips turn the starch into sugar after a good frost.
    A few years ago, I was digging carrots in my mulched hoop beds at 10 degrees.
I have a fall garden every year.  This year, because of the heat, I planted 5 - 6 weeks later than normal.  So we shall see what matures before it gets too cold.
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Post  sanderson on 10/18/2019, 4:03 am

@yolos wrote:Wow, that is a great fall garden.
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/18/2019, 11:10 am

@MrBooker wrote:We usually make sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin pie for thanksgiving.
What a great idea. Fingers crossed I get some sweet taters this year year, so I can try it.

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Your carrots don't look like they were thinned. Were they? What is your secret for such a beautiful crop?
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Post  MrBooker on 10/18/2019, 12:07 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:We usually make sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin pie for thanksgiving.
What a great idea. Fingers crossed I get some sweet taters this year year, so I can try it.

Your garden is awesome! I love you 

Your carrots don't look like they were thinned. Were they? What is your secret for such a beautiful crop?
In general, just use your pumpkin pie recipe only use sweet potatoes. I didn't thin my carrots this year. No excuse. Truth is......  I just got lazy. I won't waste any when I harvest them. I actually pull the small ones and just wipe them off and eat them right in the garden. My wife says, "You're eating dirt".  Nope, It's not dirt. It's MEL'S Mix....  Very Happy

      I'm 73 yrs old and when I was a child my dad made me work in the garden and I thought I hated it back then. When I was 17 and left home and got married, I still always had my garden. Guess I didn't hate it after all.

  As for the secret to a beautiful crop, I have no secret. My wife tells me, "Work the soil, plant the seed and give it to God".

  I have learned so much from this forum and truly blessed I found it and become a part of this great family.
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/18/2019, 12:43 pm

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@countrynaturals wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:We usually make sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin pie for thanksgiving.
What a great idea. Fingers crossed I get some sweet taters this year year, so I can try it.

Your garden is awesome! I love you 

Your carrots don't look like they were thinned. Were they? What is your secret for such a beautiful crop?
In general, just use your pumpkin pie recipe only use sweet potatoes. I didn't thin my carrots this year. No excuse. Truth is......  I just got lazy. I won't waste any when I harvest them. I actually pull the small ones and just wipe them off and eat them right in the garden. My wife says, "You're eating dirt".  Nope, It's not dirt. It's MEL'S Mix....  Very Happy

      I'm 73 yrs old and when I was a child my dad made me work in the garden and I thought I hated it back then. When I was 17 and left home and got married, I still always had my garden. Guess I didn't hate it after all.

  As for the secret to a beautiful crop, I have no secret. My wife tells me, "Work the soil, plant the seed and give it to God".

  I have learned so much from this forum and truly blessed I found it and become a part of this great family.
yeppers  This forum is a living gardening encyclopedia. I love you
 
FYI, I learned in an online seminar last year, that a tiny bit of dirt is actually good for us. We may be over-washing our organic veggies. idk 

Maybe I'll take a chance and not thin my carrots, either. I may experiment and plant some more that I'll either thin or plant more sparsely and compare results. My sweet, sweet, sweet taters. 1787710427
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Post  MrBooker on 10/18/2019, 1:57 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:
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@countrynaturals wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:We usually make sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin pie for thanksgiving.
What a great idea. Fingers crossed I get some sweet taters this year year, so I can try it.

Your garden is awesome! I love you 

Your carrots don't look like they were thinned. Were they? What is your secret for such a beautiful crop?
In general, just use your pumpkin pie recipe only use sweet potatoes. I didn't thin my carrots this year. No excuse. Truth is......  I just got lazy. I won't waste any when I harvest them. I actually pull the small ones and just wipe them off and eat them right in the garden. My wife says, "You're eating dirt".  Nope, It's not dirt. It's MEL'S Mix....  Very Happy

      I'm 73 yrs old and when I was a child my dad made me work in the garden and I thought I hated it back then. When I was 17 and left home and got married, I still always had my garden. Guess I didn't hate it after all.

  As for the secret to a beautiful crop, I have no secret. My wife tells me, "Work the soil, plant the seed and give it to God".

  I have learned so much from this forum and truly blessed I found it and become a part of this great family.
yeppers  This forum is a living gardening encyclopedia. I love you
 
FYI, I learned in an online seminar last year, that a tiny bit of dirt is actually good for us. We may be over-washing our organic veggies. idk 

Maybe I'll take a chance and not thin my carrots, either. I may experiment and plant some more that I'll either thin or plant more sparsely and compare results. My sweet, sweet, sweet taters. 1787710427
We were raised back in the Ozark hills of Missouri and I can remember my mom saying, "Don't worry about it, a little dirt is good for you".  I like to pick sugar snap peas off the vine and eat them. My wife says, "Ain't you going to wash those? I say.... "crunch... crunch"
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/18/2019, 2:15 pm

@MrBooker wrote:We were raised back in the Ozark hills of Missouri and I can remember my mom saying, "Don't worry about it, a little dirt is good for you".  I like to pick sugar snap peas off the vine and eat them. My wife says, "Ain't you going to wash those? I say.... "crunch... crunch"

Same here -- cherry toms, too. good job!
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Post  sanderson on 10/21/2019, 3:56 pm

@MrBooker wrote: . . . I'm 73 yrs old and when I was a child my dad made me work in the garden and I thought I hated it back then. When I was 17 and left home and got married, I still always had my garden. Guess I didn't hate it after all.

  As for the secret to a beautiful crop, I have no secret. My wife tells me, "Work the soil, plant the seed and give it to God".

  I have learned so much from this forum and truly blessed I found it and become a part of this great family.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/21/2019, 5:39 pm

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Post  Cajun Cappy on 10/22/2019, 6:23 pm

i was born in a lil town in south central Louisiana known for their sweet taters.  Every year they have a festival they call the yambolie its good fun we love them and eat them all year around.  But now that its fall we eat lots of them.  Growing up as a kid every fall there was a bowl of them on the table.  Baked they were a stable for every thing.
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Post  MrBooker on 10/23/2019, 6:19 am

@Cajun Cappy wrote:i was born in a lil town in south central Louisiana known for their sweet taters.  Every year they have a festival they call the yambolie its good fun we love them and eat them all year around.  But now that its fall we eat lots of them.  Growing up as a kid every fall there was a bowl of them on the table.  Baked they were a stable for every thing.
Ah..  Yes. Brings back good memories. We like them just boiled with the the skins on and cut'em open and put butter on them.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/23/2019, 6:59 am

Butter... Maybe a little REAL maple syrup.... Cinnamon.... YUM!
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Post  Cajun Cappy on 10/23/2019, 10:33 am

Talking about sweet taters here is one of our fall favorites pork and sweet potato stew.
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Post  MrBooker on 10/23/2019, 6:50 pm

Man... I gotta try it. Thanks.
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Post  MrBooker on 10/23/2019, 7:02 pm

OBTW Sappy. That Worcester sauce is pronounced WHATS THIS HERE SAUCE......
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Post  MrBooker on 10/25/2019, 6:58 am

@MrBooker wrote:OBTW Sappy. That Worcester sauce is pronounced WHATS THIS HERE SAUCE......
Sorry Cappy. I mis-spelled your name. Mad
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Post  Cajun Cappy on 10/25/2019, 12:30 pm

it's ok, it gets misspelled often.  so I read through ti.  A;ls well we just call it woo sauce
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Post  countrynaturals on 10/25/2019, 1:25 pm

@Cajun Cappy wrote:it's ok, it gets misspelled often.  so I read through ti.  A;ls well we just call it woo sauce
I like that -- woo sauce -- saves tongue work. alrighta
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Post  sanderson on 10/30/2019, 11:44 pm

Sappy's woo sauce!

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Post  NEWBIE99 on 11/11/2019, 8:22 am

Congratulations on your sweet potato crop.  I planted them several years ago and really loved them.  It is such a pleasant surprise to dig down (I planted mine in the ground) and uncover these gems.

What I really like from your post is the photo of the carrots.  I have never had any luck with carrots and gave up trying.  Now that I see your pots, I can't wait for next spring.  Carrots will not tolerate anything but smooth soil, free of rocks and almost any obstacles that will cause the carrots to grow deformed or stunted.  With these pots, I should be able to control the soil much better than digging in the ground. Thank you for sharing!

BTW, what is the capacity of your pots?  How much soil mixture did you use?

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Post  MrBooker on 11/11/2019, 12:39 pm

The pots are the plastic half barrels from the big box stores. I planted 3 plants in each pot. I have 4 half barrels total.
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Post  mgbeheler on 11/11/2019, 1:36 pm

My one experiment in growing sweet potatoes ended up producing a one large root and a few scrawny ones. However, the big one was completely hollow! I guess something ate it and left the skin. I'm not a big fan of sweet potatoes, and they are a bit hard to grow here, so I never tried again, but I still wonder what varmint got at that one!
My next experiment is a cooking one: I read about sweet potato toast, and bought a couple of taters at the store to try it with. First thing I read was about slicing them as thin as a slice of bread and actually putting the slices in a toaster, but said it would take 3 or 4 toastings to get them done. Then someone else said to bake the slices almost done, then toast them. My toaster oven and I will be experimenting this evening.
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