Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

October 24, 2013

Supersized sweet potato

Effingham Daily News

EFFINGHAM — Arthur Michels was surprised to find a 13.6-pound sweet potato at his residence in Wheeler. Although he has grown other good-sized sweet potatoes before, this one is by far the biggest, he said.

Michels claims he has no special technique for growing the supersized sweet potato.

"Just good ole soil," he said.