The arch that has lived in the middle of the garden for the last few years was starting to collapse, so it was time to remove it at today's working bee. We didn't want to take out the grape vines growing over it, so instead we are going to train them along wires across two of the garden beds. We forgot to take an 'after' photo, but we think it looks good and will look even better when the grapes grow bigger next season! Thank you to everyone who helped out.
Just before we left, we decided to dig around and see how our sweet potatoes were coming along. We did not expect to harvest these two giants!! We hope that removing these will allow the plants to put more resources into producing new tubers...but we're sweet potato novices, so if you have different advice please shout it out. We're looking forward to harvesting more of these once the vines start to die off in a month or two (we think). Not only are sweet potatoes delicious (and the leaves are edible too!), but they are very easy to grow and the plants look beautiful.
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