A new addition to our garden produce this year has been a crop of sweet potatoes. What I did not realize was that sweet potatoes are generally most successful in hot places. After they are harvested they are supposed to be “cured” in a place that’s 85-90 degrees, with high humidity. As in, the kind of environment that would cause most produce to rot.
Where, in late-October New York, are we going to find 85-90 degrees?
Our small bathroom is the warmest part of our house, and it got a whole lot hotter with the addition of a small heater. Now our livingroom is 65 while our bathroom is almost 85. The sweet potatoes do indeed seem to be liking the temperature, and I can’t say it feels awful to have warmed towels after a shower! And besides, it only has to last a little over a week.