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A co-worker of mine is quite the gardener. This past summer she planted sweet potato vines around her other perennials because she thought they were pretty and provided a nice contrast to the petunias and other flowers.


This fall, while she was digging up the remnants of her garden and prepping it for a long Minnesota Winter, she pulled at the potato vine and found at the end, what else, but a sweet potato. And another. And another. Until she had a couple dozen.


She says the skin is thin and the flesh is yellow and slightly sweet. I’m not willing to try one, but I will certainly plant sweet potato vines somewhere come spring.

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