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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 8, 2017 at 20:39

That's impressive Susan. 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on August 8, 2017 at 19:58

With the Sweet Potatoes, my suggestion is to lift them earlier than you did this time. I am assuming that the tubers will be smaller than these are although I suspect they will be tubby like the ones in the photo, just smaller. The fat middles go with the territory of growing the less common varieties.

Comment by Sophie on August 8, 2017 at 19:43
Comment by Susan on August 8, 2017 at 17:50

Lol Dave.  Hey Christa, I did have a 250 g punnet picked on Saturday but I used it in a smoothie before I thought to do this photo :)  I don't know what variety the pineapple is but the leaves (fronds?) on the top of it were smooth - a friend of mine gave me his plant when he left for New Zealand.  I took the  top off and planted it straight into the ground so hopefully in a few yrs, I'll have a new one.    I thought there were supposed to be pups off the parent plant but I couldn't see any.  I also have so many more passionfruit on the vine that this first basket load won't be missed.  I'm planning on freezing a whole lot and also going to attempt passionfruit cordial this year but am too busy at the moment with work.  Hey Elaine, they didn't seem to have any smaller ones, just the 1 or two but then they all had these massive ones under where I planted the slip. 

Comment by Christa on August 8, 2017 at 17:41

Great  to see Susan, imagine the savings to the planet. Is that a Queensland rough on the table. Please everyone let me know if you see them for sale.  We have been quarantined in our house with Flu A, so it may take some time to find them.

A full basket of passionfruit will give some options for year round consumption.    Those pawpaw look like lunch size to me. Keep up the good work.  It may take some time for me to show my produce, it usually gets eaten on a walk through the garden.  No strawberiies to show, I am sure you would have some.

Comment by Dave Riley on August 8, 2017 at 7:58

Oh no! I'm sure it's photo shopped...

Comment by Lissa on August 8, 2017 at 5:26

Oooooh nice haul! :)

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on August 7, 2017 at 21:35

of course they all found homes! What's not to love about free organic delivered to the door? ;-) OK smaller tubers - pull the plants up sooner. Suspect the less common varieties that we favour tend more to rotundity than the Beauregard. One of the many benefits for commercial growers; problem as far as I am concerned is that Beauregard doesn't taste like sweet potato! I suggest in the summer months to look for tubers after 2 months in the soil and take it from there. Over winter they all take so much longer it's less simple to predict outcomes.

Comment by Susan on August 7, 2017 at 19:35
Thanks Elaine. I need to work out a way that I get lots of smaller tubers from the sweet potato rather than those massive single tubers. But am very impressed. Took in all the pashies and pawpaws to work today (too many!!) and they all found homes :)
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on August 6, 2017 at 22:27

Great growing, Susan!

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