Planting Sweet Potatoes

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Planting sweet potatoes in the home vegetable garden. How to plant sweet potatoes. Sweet potato planting instructions. Sweet potato slips.

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A sweet potato planting is usually started in the spring from small sweet potato plants called slips.

If all you want is an ornamental sweet potato vine , you can start your own sweet potato slips using a mature sweet potato. But, if you want potatoes for the table, it is best to purchase disease-free, nursery-grown slips.

How to Plant Sweet Potatoes

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Work some organic compost and high phosphorous, low nitrogen fertilizer (5-10-10) into the soil in the planting area. Then mound the soil up into wide ridges about 10 inches high and 3 feet apart.

Plant the sweet potato slips 3 inches deep into the ridges spacing them a foot apart.

A month after setting the sweet potato plants in, feed them again.

Deep south gardeners may begin a second crop in mid summer by rooting 8 inch sections of the vines. Keep the cuttings moist and they will root quickly.

Buy Sweet Potato Slips

O' Henry Sweet Potato

O' Henry Sweet Potato

Flavor Like No Other


Beauregard Sweet Potato

Beauregard Sweet Potato

Matures fast! Large reddish tubers have moist, deep orange flesh.


Potato, Sweet Georgia Jet

Potato, Sweet Georgia Jet

Up to 2 1/2 times more yield than standard varieties! Early crops make it highly recommended variety for even the most northern gardeners.


"Sweet Potato, Evangeline PP19710 25 Bareroots"



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