Sweet potatoes and leaf mulch
I have worked harder prepping my garden this year than ever before. I tilled in more compost and manure, use more mulch, and harvested less. My early harvest was pretty good but went down quickly when the hot dry weather hit.
I mulched my sweet potatoes heavily soon after planting, which may have been a mistake. I felt that the ground had warmed plenty because of the warm early spring.
I dug under one plant this evening to try to find some potatoes because I was fearing that vines was mostly all I had because I could find no bulges in the ground or potatoes sticking out of the ground. I think it was a Centennial vine I dug under and only found 4 small potatoes. These plants were purchased slips and have been in the ground about 4 months.
I guess my questions are #1 do you members mulch your sweet potatoes, and how soon and how much? # how much can I blame on the rotten summer weather, although I did get better rain in July and August? #3 Is there anything I can do this late in the season other than just leaving then in the ground as long as possible?