How sweet it is

Sweet taters on bamboo trellis

Last month at Pasaquan, we picked up some wayward bamboo shoots that were taking over one of the outbuildings. After drying the culms for six weeks, they’ve found a new home as stakes in our backyard sweet potato buckets.

The vines are certainly growing like gangbusters. Let’s hope that’s indicative of the root growth beneath the surface.

No matter what, the container experiment will have been worth the effort. Even if the potato yield is small, the greens taste fabulous, and the living art crawling up the bamboo teepees is a striking addition to the landscape.

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