Monday was such a gorgeous day..... and it started out splendidly.
We dug up the sweet potatoes!
I had allowed the vines to creep out of the raised bed and wander a bit. I didn't realize what that meant.
Give a plant an inch and they'll take the whole yard. The vines grew through the black ground cover and rooted. Then they conquered the fence and over to the compost piles.
So when I went to hack away the vines to get to the beds, I quickly realized I was stepping on something! You could see the humps of potatoes under the blastic. (black plastic) and I was forced to pull it out and replace it. The potatoes underneath were not particularly special but check this out!
The left side is from where all the greens on the right came. That was a lot of vines!
There's really nothing I can do to change this.