Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring





view from down under



I bought some sweet potatoes some weeks back, planning to bake some healthy sweet potato fries. I packed them away in the pantry and promptly forgot about them.

Today, I found that my sweet potatoes has sprouted! Normally, I would throw them away. But this time, I took a photo first, for Jugalbandi's Click April, the theme is Spring or Autumn. I am not really a good photographer, but these budding leaves who thrived inspite of being kept in a dark place with no soil, no water, no sunlight - truly gives an inspiration for life!

Then, after I post this, I am going to plant these babies in a pot. Maybe I will not grow new sweet potatoes (I am not sure if these root crops will thrive in a pot) but I will have the leaves that will add beautiful colors to my humble abode. :)

13 comments:

Mary Bergfeld said...

I've never transferred sweet potatoes to pots though I've done them in water when my children were small. Let us know how the experiment goes.

bee said...

that's a spooktacular sweet potato. :D

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Yes, Mary! I haven't done this before so, I guess this is indeed an experiment! :)

Hi Bee! The picture look spooky??? I never thought it would appear that way! LOL! I just wanted to present the sweet potato in another angle! LOL!

Unknown said...

same as mary, i put them in a bowl with a little water and they've grown beautifully that they made a nice arrangement in my dining table... after a while, i transferred them in a pot... God's creation is truly awesome, huh... :)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hi Mikky! Hi Mary! I asked our village guard about this sweet potato - if this is the variety for growing sweet potato sprouts (talbos ng kamote), and he said yes. I'm very happy I can plant these and have my own nutritious talbos!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

I totally agree with you, Mikky! God is good all the time! Imagine these baby leaves growing inside a dark place with no sunlight, no water, no soil! That is why I decided to give them new chance to life instead of throwing them away!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ma'am! You could grow these in the pot under a window. In a few days time, you can harvest as much leaves as you want---you have talbos ng kamote! Blanch first and then season or stir-fry. (best served with fried fish or pork dishes!)

BTW it WILL die if planted in a pot. The best is to plant it in a rectangular box-shaped planter, so the vines could grow. :p

tigerfish said...

Hahha...accidental experiment?

noobcook said...

Hope they grow well :)

Galatians 5:22 said...

Hope you won't have difficulty growin these... :)

HyperBaby143 said...

Cool!! Sweet potato is one of my faves!!

I've never had a green thumb, so I have to admit planting is something I never mastered.. boohoohoo

xoxo,
hyperbaby :D

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hi and thanks for all the tips Anonymous! The rainy season came early this year, so I am quite happy the sprouts will not dry out. Am still looking forward to those nutritious "talbos" :)

Yes, Tigerfish, you can say that again :)

Thanks Noobcook! :)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

I certainly hope so, Galatians!

Hi Hyperbaby! I confess I do not have a green thumb either. But I do have a lot of green "experiments." ha ha ha!

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