I lost my patience after a few months watching one of the container garden area invaded by one sweet potatoes plant that we grow from shoot that we bought from local weekend market in November and harvested the plant today. I stuck the shoot in a container that were growing sadly looking Pak Chois. The plant grew so fast. The sweet potato plants should at least be 17 weeks old now.
A very invasive plant.
Lenay have been coaxing me to harvest the plant since 2 weeks ago, she spied tuber when she dig some of the upper soil. But I wanted to make sure that we get at least a decent harvest. I have arranged the pumpkin vein in front of the polystyrene containers so the bottom were unseen. Suddenly the pumpkin vein were moved to another direction, I wonder why. The only person who are involved in the garden will be Lenay, she was purposely sending me a message because she knows this will pique my interest. Do you see what is at the bottom of the polystyrene container?
Some sweet potato tubers growing out from the container. Some were growing underneath the container as well. Sweet potatoes roots have gone deep in the ground. If we have left them still growing, we might get some more tubers. The weather at night is already below 20 degree Celcius not sure about that.
I did not uprooted the whole plant though, I just snipped the leaves from the main container and let the other sweet potatoes veins that have grown roots from sweet potatoes vein nodes on neighbour containers and ground to keep on growing. Sweet potatoes tubers that were produced in the container.
Sweet potato new shoots were harvested as well and not gone to waste, stir-fried with anchovies, chilies, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and oyster sauce. How do you like to eat sweet potato shoots?
Today harvest, I did not know there were spring onions growing in the same container with that sweet potatoes. Our first sweet potatoes harvest grown in container.
We hope sweet potatoes growing on the ground soil will be produce much better. But I am happy that our growing sweet potatoes in container trial did actually work. How long does it takes usually to harvest sweet potatoes?