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Sweet harvest

sweet potato harvest of 2011

Despite repeated deer attacks our sweet potato crop this year is 63% bulkier than last years haul.

78.5 total pounds which equals 9.8 pounds per bed.

I suspect all that horse manure and straw mulch gets most of the credit for the impressive increase in yield, but I also think Anna's green thumb had a major role to play in this year's production.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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