The patient sweet potatoes Jun4 by plumdirt AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
They are in the ground?!
They are! Over a month late but hopefully the season will be forgiving.
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…
They’re patient tomatoes, I’m sure. I’ll hold off sharing the picture of the first ripe tomato here then…
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:-)
The heat might turn the tides for you. Forcing the bunnies to keep to the shade and warming up the growth of the vines.
I am hoping-fingers crossed:-)
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!
I hope so! It sure is a mixed up weather time for us on this planet.
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.
How big is your pot? I may try that next year so that I can have more space for tomatoes and peppers.
My pot is pretty big. It’s wide and deep.
I’ve never planted sweet potatoes. Perhaps I should. Are they easy? Special planting requirements?
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.
Hm. May try these for the keyhole. The greens would make a
…tasty treat between harvests also acting as sun shade for the soil surface.