October 18, 2006 [LINK / comment]

Back yard harvest season

sweet potatoesThis is in part a lame excuse to start using our recently-repaired digital video camera once again (thanks to the folks at Canon for quick turnaround), but it is also a significant agricultural milestone. This year the only vegetables we planted in our "micro-garden" were sweet potatoes, a.k.a. "camotes" en español. Believe it or not, we dug up almost five pounds worth of the tubers, from a patch of dirt that was barely two square feet. Just think what the total yield would be on an acre of land!