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sweet potato Ipomoea batatas

Learn how to grow sweet potatos from growers around the world. Growstuff has tips and advice from real-life growers, including when to plant sweet potatos, how to harvest sweet potatos, and more.

Sweet Potato has been planted 11 times by Growstuff members.

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What people are saying about sweet potatos

Getting ready for spring!

I've got seeds either on-hand or ordered for just about everything I'm starting from seed this year. I've been working out what I want to plant, and this is the plan I've come up with for the 72 square feet of my backyard raised beds:

garden plan

Key:

Beets are fast enough (only 2 months) that I figure I can safely interplant them with the squashes.

I also picked up some chamomile seeds yesterday. I like chamomile tea, and it'll help attract pollinators. I have what I intend to be a food forest further back in my yard, past the raised beds, and I think it can go in there, around the berry bushes I intend to plant this spring.

sweet potatoes

I planted these sweet potatoes on 5-26-14. Could someone tell me when they can be harvested? I've read that the vines need to look dry on the ends. However, I don't thinkg they are ready yet. I also read that they need about four months in the ground to mature. That would mean they won't be ready till sometime in October. This is the first time I've planted sweet potatoes and I don't know what variety they are because I rooted the slips from three potatoes that I bought last fall at the farmer's market.sweet potato

How to grow sweet potatos

Grown for: tuber (1) root (1)

Plant from: cutting (2), seedling (2), runner (2), bulb (1), (1), root/tuber (1)

Plant in: sun (9), semi-shade (1), (1)

Scientific names

  • Ipomoea batatas

Alternate names

  • kūmara

Sweet potato varieties

None known.

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