The patient sweet potatoes



17 comments on “The patient sweet potatoes

  1. They are in the ground?!

  2. Wow, I can’t believe I just got excited for a sweet potato….I must be living vicariously through my sad little tomatoes who are still on the patio waiting for warm enough weather to go in the ground…

  3. Robbie says:

    oh boy patience is so true! My dog keeps running over mine and the bunnies were nibbling…but they are surviving. It seems like they will never take off, but I know better:-)

  4. The way the seasons are now it probably wont matter they are late. I am still harvesting eggplants which are a summer crop here and it’s the first week of winter!

  5. I just planted my Vardaman slips into a pot. They look beautiful spilling out of a big container and I get sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. 🙂 Yours look happy and healthy.

  6. Shannon says:

    I’ve never planted sweet potatoes. Perhaps I should. Are they easy? Special planting requirements?

    • plumdirt says:

      Soooo easy. I buy organic ones in the winter, leave them in a canvas sack in the pantry to sprout, and check every few weeks to make sure no one is trying to ruin the party by rotting. Then April or May I chop them into halves or thirds, making sure each chunk has some good sprouts on it, bury the whole chunk, and water. A week later they have bushes and another week later they’ve filled the bed. Mine are currently escaping the bounds of their box and rooting on the mulch paths. I water weekly if it doesn’t rain and wait for the first frost to dig them up. And they keep you in fresh greens all summer. They’re kind of amazing.

  7. Shannon says:

    …tasty treat between harvests also acting as sun shade for the soil surface.

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