Sweet Potato Update, A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

by Sherry Riter in Food,Gluten Free,Grain Free,Paleo,Self-Reliance,Vegetable

Do you remember my post called How To Root A Sweet Potato For Garden Planting Or? where I gave you some information, but didn’t tell you the ending of the story?

“Magic is believing in yourself,
if you can do that,
you can make anything happen.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~

Let me show you what has been happening since February 4th because I have been doing exactly what Goethe said, namely believing in myself.

These lovely green and purple sprouts are happening on the top because…

sweet potato in water with growth

All these roots are going on at the bottom!

sweet potato in water with roots

Where do I keep my new friend?

Yeah, Potato Head has become my newest friend, so I’ve named him and we talk often since he sets by Albert, the computer. Not only does Potato Head enjoy the hum of Albert’s motor, but he also enjoys the warmth.

sweet potato in water roots

I’m still not going to tell you yet why I’m growing a sweet potato in water.

Just keep Carly Simon’s very popular song running through your head so that you can enjoy the experience.

What song?

You know the song! It’s title is simply…


I’m working hard to put my 2009 green thumb experience behind me.

As a side note, that “green thumb experience” link was one of my very first posts. Why did I make all the pictures that size?

(rolling my eyes at myself)

Thank goodness I’ve learned a bit about blog photos over the last four years!

The Sweet Potato Posts:
How To Root A Sweet Potato For Garden Planting Or?
Sweet Potato Update, A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words
How Is Mr. Sweet Potato Head Sprouting?
Sweet Potato Shoots Recipe & Mr. Sweet Potato Head
Lessons I Learned From A Sweet Potato, Specifically Mr. Sweet Potato Head

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1 Joan February 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Anticipation, huh? You’re not going to tell us why you are growing your sweet potato? Well, okay. Two can play that game. I’ll just let you anticipate what my comment is going to be! 🙂


2 Sherry Riter February 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm


I think that is the best comeback you’ve ever written in the comments!!!!


3 teresa February 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Because she kills flowers, every kind see her and shrink and die!! The potato is her only other option,lol


4 Sherry Riter March 1, 2013 at 7:46 am

LOL You are so funny! Potato Head is loving me!!!!!


5 Joan February 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Actually, the only thing I’m anticipating is what Skip is going to say! 🙂


6 Sherry Riter February 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

LOL I’m rather anticipating that myself!


7 Skip_D February 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

ROFL!!! you two are so funny! 😛

I’m also anticipating the reason behind growing the sweet potato – I’m stumped! …but as one who has always had green thumbs on all four feet, I’m very glad that you’ve gotten over the 2009 green thumb experience! 😀

btw… ‘stumped’ wasn’t intended as a pun, but I won’t refuse to claim it!!! hehehe… 😛


8 Sherry Riter February 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Even as funny and stumped as you are, I’m still not telling! 😛


9 Skip_D February 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

grrrrrrrrr… *slipping into patient mode* 😀


10 Sherry Riter February 26, 2013 at 9:05 pm



11 Young Werther February 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Anticipation? Thought it’s…. You’re so vain 😉


12 Sherry Riter February 27, 2013 at 5:06 am


You know, I think I’ve listened to every discussion exploring who the inspiration was for that song. So far she has revealed that the name of the person has an A, E and R. It drives me crazy not knowing WHO!

One of my favorite parts of the song (because it is just so visual) is:

“Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte”

Can’t you just see that whole scene?

I love it!


13 Sharon March 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I was just thinking of the things I wanted to grow in my garden this year. And sweet potatoes was one of them. I should get on the ball with trying to root a sweet potato. Found you on Bloggy Moms. When you get a chance, stop by http://makeitorfixit.com for a visit.


14 Sherry Riter March 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I’m having so much fun with this sweet potato!!! Definitely grow some in your garden. Yum!


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