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Jonah's Big Potato

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Iconindustries, May 5, 2011.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    My brother Jonah grew some sweet potatoes in the vege garden for the first time this year. We knew nothing about potatoes and since they've been growing for ages, he decided to dig one up today to see what they were like. He found a top of one and started digging around the edges. Gave it a yank. It didn't budge. Dug more. Gave it another pull and it still didn't want to come out. He kept at it and I tell you what he got a bit of a Surprise. It was a big 'un.

    Joe with the sweet potato!

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    We were pretty amazed and we had to know how much it weighed. It tipped the scales at 3.6kg.

    In the trolley are all the potatoes from just 1 plant. Fair swag of 'em. Jonah weighed each one and the total weight from the one plant came to 22.1 kg.

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    I put my boot next to the to give some size comparison. haha

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    Guess what we had for tea (dinner)... roasted sweet potato. om nom nom nom
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  2. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    congratulations to the family for farming such big delicious food !
    We belgians would have made "french fries" from that !

    frieten - Google zoeken

    C U,
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  3. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey Raf. In Australia we call 'em chips. I'd say 90 percent of Aussies have fish and chips if they're hungry. All nicely wrapped up in grey butchers paper. If you find a good country corner store you can get 3 bucks of chips and be so full , you can hardly get in the car. Good stuff:) 
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  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Sweet potato fries.... ooooh. Love um.
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  5. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Sweet, yes. But can you grow 'em FAST?

    My eight-year old had a 2nd grade science project to build a potato car for races down a plank. It was a father/son project. We were third.

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  6. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Reframe a bit, convert to a stormy B&W effect with that Nik tryware, call it "Sweat Tatters" and you instantly win this month :43: contest in the Minor White/WPA section! :2thumbs:
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  7. SMaturin

    SMaturin Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    New York's Backyard
    "On the barbee" with herbs and garlic butter, so the "chips" get a nice crispy caramelized surface. Yum with burgers!

    Of course, us yanks just say "grill them fries!"
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  8. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That is awesome SRHEdD. I've never thought of doing that. Sounds like I should stick a soda bomb on top of one of these spuds. That should go aye. Congrats for coming 3rd! Top job.

    My trial for Silver effex has expired so I've had to try my own b&w effex. So i've got the image but I've never heard of the Minor White/WPA section. Have you?

    Hows this. Does it work?

    'Sweat Tatters'

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  9. Pan Korop

    Pan Korop Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 31, 2011
    Phare Ouest
    Nah... Close, but no cigar: the bare foot is lost. B^5 special FX syndrome: Bloody Black Borders Bury Barefoot.

    About the Minor White contest? Sponsored by Pan Korop very Ltd. Winner seriously gets a genuine French Presse-purée (potato masher, but with French Cuisine flair). :biggrin:
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