I dug up several sweet potatoes the past couple of days and found the monster above. Today I decided to dig up the rest of my 4′ x 4′ plot and ended up with just under 24lbs. I am going to try and can as much as I can. I have never canned sweet potatoes before but it looks pretty easy. The hardest decision will be what type of simple sugar I will put in the jars. I would really like input from others that have canned sweet potatoes.
Did you know you have to harden sweet potatoes? This has to be done in warm 70-80 degrees and high humidity. This changes the starch in the potato into the yummy sugar that we all like about sweet potatoes.
After digging up my potatoes I decided to dig up some of the ginger I had planted in one of my small self watering containers. Ahhh the smell of ginger and I really like juicing it.
I will put all these into the freezer and will pull out pieces when I need them. I never knew you could store ginger in the freezer! It goes bad fast here in Florida.