Starting Sweet Potatoes

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Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:54 am

LOL yeah I hope. I put corn block#2 in the backyard, about 2" tall transplants, as the rain started. Red beet seeds in the rows of corn and more sweet potatoes in between the rows. 33 or so slips there. I won't be sidedressing at all, that bed got fish again in May, then it was re-covered with black plastic and continued as the green house tunnel floor. That has to be about the most lush feeling soil I've ever planted in, 2 years with fish underneath plus compost on top each year. Lots of vertebrae coming up that just crumble like an old log. I want to take a pic of that layout.

I still have...the last pulling of slips that went into approx 20-25 blocks. I may have Noded two of the longer ones into pieces but most were full slips, just short. They didn't like being broke off then getting 2 days in the sun last week, so I put them under the grow lights in the cellar and they look much better.

My only concern is, did I get extremely lucky on the sweet potatoes at the store? How do I repeat that next year? I got 8 at walmart, just smaller bulk unnamed. Six of which threw good slips. I bought one red sweet at redner's, it went moldy fairly quickly. It seemed a good idea to diversify; maybe next year I buy three different. I don't expect I can keep any stored April start time without a special setup.

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Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:49 pm

Two days after plant out. Something digging at a few of the corn starts. I'll need to thin anyway. As long as they leave the slips alone.
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Post: # 72389Unread post brownrexx
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:37 am

@JRinPA have you grown sweet potatoes like this before? They seem awfully close to me.

I am looking forward to a picture in a couple of months.
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Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:11 pm

Supposed to be one or two good sized potatoes. With the nodal cuts. We'll see, depends on how much rain we get, I think. Vines for me usually don't go crazy until the end of August.

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Post: # 72473Unread post GoDawgs
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:45 am

This will be an interesting sweet potato experiment.

The other day I found that the deer had nipped some leaves off the sweet potato trellis. And the watermelon vines.
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