Monday, September 12, 2011
Sweet Potato Vines, Potatoes, Asparagus, Grapes
Two years ago, we had a huge harvest of sweet potatoes. Last year, we put the vines in a different spot on a slight slope (we think it was too dry?) and didn't get much. This year, G put them in at the back of the garden proper. They struggled for the first (2months?), but recently have absolutely taken off. In one of the photos, you'll see them in the bottom left--they have crept completely out of the side of the garden and are headed for the yard. (there is some coriopsis trying to hold its own next to them.)
The asparagus G put in in the spring seem to be happy; they are finally lacy and huge! She also put in regular potatoes, but I'm not sure we've worked out our relationship to those yet.
The grape vines were dealt a severe blow by our harsh winter last winter. They came back, though we aren't getting more than 4 or 5 bunches. And even in their anemic state, we still really need to build them a trellis.
So in the garden proper: a wall of green! Sweet potatoes, potatoes, asparagus and beans, bordered by grapes, sunflowers and masses of morning glories.