In Episode 50 Ellen and C.L. talk about growing leeks, the fall classic Chrysanthemum, and how Robbie found lumpy tubers in the windowbox. Plus we discuss why plants that are in pots won’t grow as large as the same plant put into the ground.

:33 What’s for dinner: Leeks

5:30 Eat/Drink/Grow: Mums! Whether you call them Mums Chrysanthemum, or Dendranthema, do you love them or hate them? Or do you eat them?

13:25 Did You Know:  Plants in a pot will stay smaller than those planted in the ground. What goes on below is reflected up above.

15:28 sweet potato vine tubers! Robbie cleared out window boxes and found some tubers in the soil. “I planted sweet potato vine,” Robbie writes, “are these edible sweet potatoes?”

Harvested leeks ready to clean. C.L. preserves the excess by roasting cut rounds on a cookie sheet and freezing the roasted leeks on a cookie sheet, later transferring to a plastic bag.

Mums are like scarecrows…associated with fall decorating.

Plants grown in pots will stay smaller than the same plant put into the ground.

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