Surprise! Sweet Potatoes and Artichokes Grow on Cape Cod

Most people think of sweet potatoes as a southern crop, and artichokes as something from the Mediterranean. But both plants can thrive on Cape Cod. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay visits the Barnstable County Fairgrounds demonstration garden to learn about growing these two unusual crops.

You can see photos and learn more about the vegetables, fruits, and herbs growing in the garden on Elspeth’s blog. And here’s a link to the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension website, where you’ll find all kinds of resources for gardeners, including information on soil samples, pest management, and a master gardener hotline.

This show is a rebroadcast from 8.23.2012.