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Sweet Potato Ipomoea batatas

Sweet Potato has been planted 10 times by Growstuff members. Sweet potato is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)


Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

170

days

Photos

Sweet potato plantings

Sweet potato bed
Sweet potato bed
by maco
by maco

Sweet potato harvests

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

Crop Map

Only plantings by members who have set their locations are shown on this map.

What people are saying about sweet potatoes

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 sq...

sweet potatoes

Written by robin

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 als...

I had the first tiny strawberry of the season today! I'm looking forward to many more. Also, I transplanted a lot of seedlings into the community garden today: 2 [cucumber](crop)s, 3 [green bean...

Something's skeletonizing my [carrot](crop)s and [dill](crop). It did a number on the sweet basil I planted, and is taking out the kale plants one by one. I haven't caught it in the act yet, thoug...

photo of crop

How to grow sweet potatoes

Grown for: root (1)

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

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

Scientific names

  • Ipomoea batatas

Alternate names

  • kūmara
  • kumara

Sweet potato harvests

Find sweet potato seeds