Yesterday we harvested our first of four rows of sweet potatoes (about 100 lbs). These Carolina Ruby sweet potatoes grow exceptionally well in central North Carolina even when we have a dry summer like this year. We will keep them in the garage (covered and damp) for about 2 weeks to cure, at which point they will be ready to eat or store in the house for up to 6 months.
FYI, today I have a guest post at Robb Wolf’s site called The Grass is Greener, but the Weeds are Taller. In this post, I outline some of my plans for the farm now that my days are a bit busier with the new website My Athletic Life. Please take a peek at my guest post as well as the new site if you have time.
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This morning I spent several productive hours working outside in the garden. First up was a quick weeding of the previously mulched garlic. And the weeds turned into much appreciated cow chow.
Next, I transplanted my first batch of 60 tomato plants which I started from seed in mid-February. The nice surprise in this task was finding earthworms galore as I dug the holes for the tomatoes. All of that hard work in soil improvement is most definitely paying off.
A few days ago, I retrieved a small swarm of bees from one of my hives. Luckily, the swarm settled down in a semi-dwarf apple tree which made the job of getting them into a new hive almost trivial.
Lastly, I wrote another guest post for Robb Wolf this week about Growing Sweet Potatoes. Please check it out.
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