With the weather cooling down and fall setting in, I decided it was time to change out my planters and put in some mums. In anticipation of this transition, I was letting my sweet potato vines die back. I was … Continue reading
I love soup. And I LOVE beans. Therefore, I love LOVE bean soup. I have a great recipe for white bean soup, which is lovely in the fall and winter. I’ll share it when the temperature drops below 70 degrees … Continue reading
I went to up to Kentucky to visit the grandparents this week. And I FINALLY had a mess of beans to pick out of the garden! I headed over to Granny and Papa’s from Grandmother’s Thursday morning, and not long … Continue reading
I decided to relieve (finally) my basil plants of their leaves and make some pesto. This gave me the opportunity to use my new food processor. New as in I got it for Christmas but had yet to open it and … Continue reading
I had another sweet potato that I neglected to cook in a timely manner. Having had such success with my first sweet potato experiment, I decided to give it another go. But this time, I tried planting the entire sweet potato instead of cutting it into sections.
This photo was taken one week after I buried the sweet potato.
I might venture to say that it’s taken root.
Here is my first sweet potato plant that is starting to look like a sheep dog. I’m afraid that I may go out onto my deck one day and the whole thing will be covered in a sweet potato vine carpet.
I still don’t have a rocking chair, so it really doesn’t matter if my plants take over.
I’ll probably decide on one right before it snows.
Y’all come back,
P.S. In looking at this photo for a minute here, I realized that the leaves are shaped differently on my two sweet potato vines. I suppose they are different varieties? Is one a yam and one a sweet potato?
What really is the difference in those two anyway?
Time to call Papa and get to the bottom of this.
P.P.S. I am curious to see if my new plant climbs the sticks.
P.P.P.S. Ok, I’m really done now.
My first year gardening with Papa has been a bittersweet one. I began the season excited about finding the Partridge head beans in the deep freeze and eager to learn from Papa. While I have learned a lot from Papa, … Continue reading
Hi there, I’m having trouble coming up with a nice, cohesive story to share today so I’m just going to offer a few photos, thoughts and comments that may or may not make any sense collectively and/or individually. It has … Continue reading
Here is the garden after weeks and weeks without rain. Amazingly, the beans are vining, however, they are not nearly as full as past years and have not produced many beans. Usually by this point in the season, the vines … Continue reading
On Saturday, day 2 of the family visit, we began with a nice breakfast at Meridee’s in downtown Franklin. Apparently we weren’t the only ones with that idea because the place was packed. But, it was delish as usual. We … Continue reading
It is HAWT in Nashville. And guess what? It’s supposed to get even hotter over the next few days. I believe I saw 108 on the forecast for Friday. And it’s only June. I’m so looking forward to August. Not. … Continue reading