On the 100th day of school, my kids usually have a party and there's a lot of hoopla leading up to it. I'm having my own sort of party this week as I realize that it's almost 100 days since the planting of my sweet potatoes. That seems to be the magical number for harvesting. Afterall, the potatoes are underground. I can't look at them to see if they're ready. It's like setting the timer on the oven with the recommended amount of time for cooking. If you've planted sweet potatoes this summer, you're probably like me and anxiously awaiting the timer to ding to dig them up. Patience in the garden is so hard sometimes. This is my first summer so I have no idea if they really grew underground or if I just have a lot of pretty vines. I have noticed in the past week slight bulging in the soil which I hope means I have some grand prize winners growing underground. "Patience is a virtue", and "curiousity killed the cat". So I'm hoping to fall somewhere in between. Maybe next week I'll dig up one plant to check the status. My own "toothpick" test. Stay tuned.