Sweet Potato Teepee
Call them forts, clubhouses or hideouts; children have been drawn to small secretive spaces as long as there have been bed sheets and living room furniture. You can spare your coffee table by growing your own teepee with just a few bamboo poles, some string and several vigorous sweet potato vines. We planted slips (the growths that sprout from sweet potatoes left on the counter too long) back in May, and our vines are just now reaching about seven feet. We’ll enjoy the tee-pee for a few more weeks then we’ll start digging underneath to see if we’ve gotten any potatoes.