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Sweet Potatoes!!!

Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:05 pm

Started on the big dig yesterday and had to get bigger tractor and digger!

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These guys are right in the same row as the jets and are crack resistant!--very smooth!
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The Georgia Jets crack really bad,--but taste good
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My favorite ones,---the white kind!!!
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the white ones performed the best,--production wise and taste very good,--NO strings at all despite the massive size that they attained!
These grew without any watering from us during the worst drought in years here!
This was only 1 row,---we have 4 rows total! thanks; sonny

Re: Sweet Potatoes!!!

Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:24 am

Looks Good!

Re: Sweet Potatoes!!!

Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:59 pm

Where are you at??

I'm in CT and my SP's never formed. I can grow regular potatoes like all that i can and want but no sweets. Bill

Re: Sweet Potatoes!!!

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:14 pm

We are in central Illinois. These were all grown in my homemade dirt, like most of my garden was. thanks;sonny

Re: Sweet Potatoes!!!

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:42 pm

Looks great Sonny. We didn't grow sweets this year but have had bountiful harvests most years. Sweets really taste great.

Re: Sweet Potatoes!!!

Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:32 am

Dug the sweets yesterday. Here in SW MI they can be grown if you get a good start. Seed companies tend to buy from the same jerk in Tenn who woh't ship before June 1st by which time it is too late to get those sticks going. Ten years ago I bought a couple of sweets from the food co-op and have been growing my plants since. My guess is they are jets. Most grown here are in the 1# size down, largest I have grown is 6# and the largest grown nearby 8#. This year's biggest 2 1/2. I always weigh the biggest. Have tried the white sweets but all I got were slightly swollen roots. Vern
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