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Old 12-26-2015, 04:52 PM   #121
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Posters are not trying to outdo each other. In many cases, it was just a joke, like growing one's wheat.

On the other hand, I really harvested about 20 lbs of yam off my backyard garden, but this crop was unintentional.

PS. A bit of explanation is in order here. My wife read that the young shoots of the yam vine is nutritious, so she grew it and used the stems as one would use spinach. At the end of the season when the vine died, I turned the soil to prepare for the next growing season, and discovered the yummy and sweet yam.
You had better luck not trying than I had when I wanted to grow sweet potatoes! Vines took over. Roots, not so much.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:58 PM   #122
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You GOT me!!!!

I honestly thought you were serious, and thought to myself, wide-eyed, "Gosh, all these years and I had no idea HFWR was the kind of guy who would grow his own wheat!".
Me too! I totally believed he would grow his own.
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You had better luck not trying than I had when I wanted to grow sweet potatoes! Vines took over. Roots, not so much.
You would be able to declare your planting effort a success if you had eaten the vines instead of the tubers.

See this: Sweet Potato Greens - Information About Eating Potato Vine Leaves.

Excerpt: ... the leaves are an excellent source of antioxidants and contain high levels of vitamin A and C, as well as riboflavin, thiamin, folic acid and niacin. Sweet potato vine leaves also provide impressive amounts of fiber, along with calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, potassium and iron.
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Beet leaves are excellent, too. And to think I used to throw them out!!!
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Me too! I totally believed he would grow his own.

Different crop...
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Beet leaves are excellent, too. And to think I used to throw them out!!!
I should add here that potato vines are poisonous. Sweet potato vines are different. Supposedly, the latter is very popular and eaten throughout Africa.

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Simple canned or frozen vegetables I think of as from scratch. If I had grown them, I would have canned or frozen them myself for later usage. Tomatoes is one where the canned are usually better quality than fresh if you are going to cook with them. I do look for canned/frozen veggies that are simply the vegetable, salt and water. But that's because I am avoiding certain spices.
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Someone messaged and asked about the pizza crust recipe. Its no big deal. I make normal bread dough (water, yeast, dash of salt, dash of sugar). I add some olive oil and maybe some herbs depending on what I have on hand and what I'm topping the pizza with. Roll it out after the second rise and thin it out by draping over two fists and walking them around the circumference. I don't cook the crust before adding toppings.
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