Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Friday, September 25, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

Johnston County produces more sweet potatoes than any other county in the nation. They grow nicely here. They love the deep sandy soil. They don't mind if their field gets a little weedy - they'll still produce a bumper crop. Bugs don't bother them. Heat doesn't bother them. Drought doesn't bother them, nor does excessive rain. The vines never get diseased, and they're actually quite pretty, especially when in bloom. They're extremely nutritious, they'll fill you up, and once cured properly, they'll keep longer than a Twinkie. What's not to like?

And there's a Sweet Potato Pie bluegrass band.

The Band: Sonya Stead (guitar), Missy Pyne (mandolin), Crystal Richardson (banjo), Ashley Davis (fiddle), Julie Brown (bass).
Best known for their harmonies and original music , they deliver the best bluegrass, country and gospel show around.