Sweet Potato – Easy To Grow

Q: Look what I grew in my garden! I had a hard time getting it out of the ground but this sweet potato weighs 3 ½ pounds! I can’t wait to see how the rest of my plants produce.

A: Sweet potatoes are extremely easy to grow. All you need is loose soil and a sunny spot that allows the vines to grow unchecked. “Beauregard’, ‘Jewel’ and ‘Georgia Jet’ are favorites of many gardeners. Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are grown from rooted stems (slips). If you can’t find slips locally in spring I have tips on growing them yourself at http://www.walterreeves.com/food-gardening/sweet-potato/.

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