My digital collage ‘Wonderville’ started with a sweet potato that sprouted before it could be cooked.
We took pity on the thing and stuck it in the ground outside our back door. We were surprised to see it take off, cover the back entry and actually bloom dark purple flowers. It was VERY prolific.
This past week we found out that the house sewer system was leaking right where the potato was. That sweet potato was being not only watered (something important here in Corpus Christi over the past year) but fertilized well.
We had no idea that the potato had become so enormous and had multiplied. This one may have been the original but there was one larger, about 14 inches around, pumpkin size. We have never seen a sweet potato this large. I don’t think we will be eating it.
It was planted in September 2007. This is it today.