Sweet Potato Harvest

Last spring the Kincaid first graders learned about George Washington Carver.  As part of their lessons they grew sweet potato slips and planted the sprouts in the Kincaid Garden.  After growing all summer long it is finally harvest time.  This week the second graders had the chance to help dig the sweet potatoes and see how well the sprouts they started last spring matured into sweet potatoes.  We dug the potatoes, counted them, weighed them, and measured them.

The results:

  • Total potatoes harvested – 64
  • Heaviest sweet potato – 335 grams
  • longest sweet poatato – 25 centimeters

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We also harvested black eyed peas and removed them from the shell.

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