An evil smell from the back of the pantry led us to find that the potatoes stored in the wooden vegetable box had gone to compost. The hot weather makes it difficult to keep anything that is not refrigerated for long. I volunteered Mr FD and Son to clean up the mess, but not before rescuing two sweet potatoes that had bravely sent forth long sprouts to discover the world.
Next day I cut the sweet potato, or kumara as they are becoming more commonly called in Australia recently, into smaller pieces, each with a sprout or two. I took these up to the garden terrace behind the house and planted them not far from our fruit trees.
I don’t know if it is the season to plant sweet potato or not, but the gift was there, the garden prepared and so if any of the six plants prosper we may have a small crop of organic sweet potato.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained and nothing truly wasted either!