The Sweet Potato ( Ipomoea batatas ) vines are growing exceptionally lush these days at my front yard. Every time I look at them, my pair of hands would " itch ". Wanting to dig some ( sweet potatoes ) up right away. But my rational mind always hold them back, " Wait a while more. So that they are better and bigger. "
Finally yesterday, at four months from the time of planting, it decided not to hold my pair of hands back. So, down they freely went, digging into the soil around the bases of the vines, feeling for the enlarged roots ( sweet potatoes ).
They did not take very long. Within minutes, they managed to find and get three, beautiful, plump roots ( sweet potatoes ) up. Enough for me to cook in brown sugar and ginger soup for six people this morning. YUM YUM!
The rest of them ( the sweet potatoes ) were spared and allowed to continue growing down there. Until, perhaps, this coming February, during the Chinese New Year. When again, my pair of hands would be allowed to freely search for and dig them ( the sweet potatoes ) up. For another sweet soup treat, which hopefully, would be enough to satisfy, or perhaps, just " tease " the taste buds of more people. 😀