Friday, October 13, 2006

Do You Think Size Matters?

Just take a look at the size of this sweet potato vine tuber that was dug out of one of my planters at work.
I just planted one of those $1.79 vines in the 4" pots. Here is the size of the freshly planted vine.
It grew well all summer. If you remember, it grew all the way down to the ground.

I planted 4 containers and all 4 grew down to the ground. However, all 4 did not make mammoth tubers like this one did. In fact one had hardly any tuber at all...just a few fat-looking roots.

I wonder why some get so big and others do not?

This is a very special post. Know why?

It is my 1,000th post!

Holy cow, how could I possibly post 1,000 times in less than two years? My profile says I started in April or something, but I only signed up then. I did not make my first post until November. I guess I figured out what to say and haven't shut up yet!


  1. Wow! You're are a very prolific blogger!
    Looking forward to 1000 more!

  2. My Goodness, 1,000 posts in 2 years...that's quite a feat. At the rate I'm going I'll probably have only 600 in 2 years.

    That a mighty big tuber.

  3. Congrats! I have over 1200. Yikes! I have a big mouth on here I guess.
    That quite a tuber too-can you save it or eat it?

  4. Congratulations on #1000! May you post many more!
    Regarding the sweet potato tuber - I put mine in a brown paper bag and overwinter them in the basement. Along about February, I pot them up again and by the time June rolls around, they are ready to plant outside. Same thing with the canna rhizomes.

  5. I wanted to save tubers this year, but there weren't any worth saving. Mostly I got a bunch of fat white roots.

  6. Congratulations on your 1000th post. Keep up the good work.

  7. Holy cow, you talk more than I do!!! LOL Congratulations on your 1,000th post...I must say enjoyable, EVERY one of them!! That's a nice size sweet potato...that's one thing we've never tried growing in our veggie garden!

  8. Keep on talking.. I enjoy your blog very much always looks forward to what you have to say.

  9. Happy 1000th post. Your blog is interesting, but, how do you get all this stuff done, and work?

  10. I have probably read all 1,000 of your posts, too. In some ways you remind me of Celestine Sibley (journalist/author) who saw living as art and wrote about it so well. I thought of you yesterday, when I had the back hatch full of violas, gourds and pumpkins from the Farmer's would have taken a picture.

  11. I was interested to read what Giddy said about the tubers. I'll have to try it. Remembering to take them out and pot them in February is the hard part for me.
    That one is huge!
    Love all your treasures.
    Goodness, 1,000 posts! I too wonder how you fit so much into a day! Love reading your thoughts and seeing your pictures Zoey :)

  12. Absolutely, Pat. I would not have missed that photo oportunity! LOL. And then I certainly would have taken a pic of how I used them all.


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