For a whole summer I have watched the beautiful, vining sweet potato plant in my garden and wondered what was happening below ground. Sweet potatoes can be dug as soon as the tubers reach suitable size but farmer friends like Tim say the flavor and quality improves with colder weather. They can even be left in ground until after the first freeze and leaves blacken, but you don’t want to leave them in too long and have rotten potatoes. So today was my day to pick!
Of course, Tim had more. He has a nice big plot at The Farmer’s Branch Community Garden.
I also picked my green tomatoes. Dorothy picked 70 pounds from her garden last week and made the most delicious Chow Chow.
Chow Chow is a southern favorite made from pickled green tomatoes and other veggies. It is served alongside black eyed peas to hamburgers to cornbread, almost anything and hers was the best I have ever tasted.
Her recipe will be shared tomorrow!