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PlutoSurvivor
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posted September 25, 2015 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering when to harvest my sweet potatoes and read that the leaves are edible. Anyone in LL plant sweet potatoes and eat the leaves?

Good for soups, stews, sweeter than collards supposedly, omelettes, with paneer, etc. can't wait to try them. I've been watching the critters nibble and thought it must taste pretty good to them, so why not taste good to us.

I wonder if they can be dehydrated, too? I will try it

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posted September 26, 2015 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never thought they were edible.

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posted September 27, 2015 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Might be great in salad.

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posted September 28, 2015 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The leaves are very Beautiful... have a soft purple hue, don't they?

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posted October 02, 2015 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They're purple?

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posted October 03, 2015 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will have to check that out!

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posted October 03, 2015 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The leaves are purple tinted when they are small and new. Yes, very pretty shape as well.

Absolutely delicious. I picked the smaller unblemished green leaves. Sweet. I cooked them with squash/pumpkin leaves. Added them to a pasta sauce made with freshly picked plum tomatoes,added yellow banana peppers from the yard sliced thinly, plus garlic, a little dry red wine, salt, pepper, dried vine spinach flakes, parsley, fresh oregano and basil. Then dumped in the drained cooked pasta to absorb the juices. That's was a meal to satisfy company, but I enjoyed it alone, a kind of spiritual sensation the f can't mounting with the bounty of my garden.

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posted October 03, 2015 03:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, and put in a tiny hot pepper from the yard whole, to add some heat, but forgot about it and had one fiery mouthful the next day from the leftovers.

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posted October 03, 2015 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will plant more next year definitely. Then are very easy to grow. Just have to keep the critters away when the plants are small.

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posted October 18, 2015 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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The leaves are purple tinted when they are small and new. Yes, very pretty shape as well.

Absolutely delicious. I picked the smaller unblemished green leaves. Sweet. I cooked them with squash/pumpkin leaves. Added them to a pasta sauce made with freshly picked plum tomatoes,added yellow banana peppers from the yard sliced thinly, plus garlic, a little dry red wine, salt, pepper, dried vine spinach flakes, parsley, fresh oregano and basil. Then dumped in the drained cooked pasta to absorb the juices. That's was a meal to satisfy company, but I enjoyed it alone, a kind of spiritual sensation the f can't mounting with the bounty of my garden.


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posted October 19, 2015 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't find any with leaves on them at the store.

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posted October 20, 2015 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They must pull them off.

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posted October 21, 2015 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sweet potatoes sure are yummy with butter and cinnamon (and maybe brown sugar).

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posted October 22, 2015 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The leaves got hit by the cold this week. Last meal with leaves were sautéed with olive oil, garlic and fresh hot pepper from garden, mixed in with organic frozen veggies.
Decided to harvest the sweet potatoes. Wow!!! I dug up gigantic sweet potatoes. Saved all the tiny roots and starter potatoes for juicing. Sweet potatoes juice well with grapefruit.

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posted October 22, 2015 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love it! I dug up a tiny snake while harvesting sweet potatoes. Poor thing was hibernating down under the ground. I held it for a while and put it into the compost with a worm and a salamander. I love digging in the earth, but it bothers me when I disturb the wildlife.
Digging for sweet potatoes is like going on an archeological expedition Adventurous for me, haha

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posted October 23, 2015 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awww...

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posted October 23, 2015 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're so sweet...

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posted November 16, 2015 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the south, we like sweet potato pie around this time of year.

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posted November 17, 2015 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With marshmallows on top!

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posted November 18, 2015 07:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Toasted in the oven.

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posted November 19, 2015 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way better than pumpkin pie!

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posted November 21, 2015 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No way! Not me. Don't like the sweet potato in a pie. I like to eat my sweet potatoes with butter, salt, and a little brown sugar topping...

I Pumpkin Pie!

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posted November 22, 2015 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At thanksgiving every year when growing up we would boil sweet potatoes in their jackets, peel them the following day and slice them lengthwise, heat them in a pan with butter and brown sugar. Candied sweet potatoes. Yum.

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posted November 22, 2015 03:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To both above:

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posted November 23, 2015 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My mom makes the best pumpkin pie.

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