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sweet potatoes

Posted by ljpother 3a (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 13:29

I have a piece of sweet potato producing slips and want to try growing them. I'm thinking I can plant them in a wash tub and get a June start. However, the posts I've found about growing them suggest I harvest when the temperatures get down to 50F. With that limitation I will have about 60 of the 90-120 days they need to grow.

Has anyone grown these in anything close to Zone 3a?

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RE: sweet potatoes

Cut the slips off now and pot them up. Water well and keep them in a bright window. You may need to pot them on later, depending on the frost dates. They are very frost sensitive. And hope for a great summer.

I got a few, a couple of years back. But lately the summer are not cooperating.

I'm up against the mountains and every year is an adventure around here. Cheryl

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