A Fall Harvest

We dug out 30 pounds of sweet potatoes last Sunday. They were smaller than last year’s crop. We wonder if its because we did not cover the ground with black plastic this year. The plastic keeps the soil warmer and prevents over-watering from flooding rains. We will use the black plastic next year.
We had a surprise harvest of beans this fall. In August, Mexican bean beetles almost destroyed the young bean plants. Now it is too cold for the beetles to stick around to eat the hanging beans. More turnips, radishes and beets are ready to harvest.

I sauteed a bunch of turnip greens with garlic in olive oil, but they were too bitter to eat alone. The greens tasted better in chicken pasta soup. I am certain I can get my husband to try the greens again if I combine them with bacon. We’ll see on the next fall harvest.

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