No Sweet Potatoes This Year

Sigh. No sweet potatoes from the 4×4 raised bed this year. Apparently
last year’s crop was beginners luck.

About this time in 2015 the bed had gone completely free range..

Free Range Sweet Potatoes

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

SWEET POTATOES THE STORY: CLICK LINK

This year a couple of sweet potatoes in the bottom of the bin
(24 pounds of sweet potatoes can be surprisingly hard to consume or even
give away in 9 months!) were SO gung ho and eager to grow into adult plants
they sprouted two inch roots with no water or encouragement so I had no choice
but to cut them up and put them into the raised bed of their birth so they could
produce progeny.

For several weeks all was well. Then one morning this sight greeted my wondering eyes.

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

I think this heist was pulled by the deer who currently grace our neighborhood because
that level of consumption is alot of work for the resident rabbit. At least for one night.

Bambi IN THE HOOD CLICK LINK

Sooo, once I determined the plants would recover I retaliated against the
wildlife with this:

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

And then this morning all the plants were gone! INSIDE THE PROTECTION CANOPY!

There were holes in the ground. Voles or moles no doubt. As soon as my
grief will allow I will post autopsy photos. Sob!

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