|This year's sweet potato harvest.|
Sweet potatoes are very nutritious and store well. After what we learned this year, we will be starting a whole lot of slips next year. We'll plant them everywhere.
All in all it was a great success., below are some highlights from what we learned.
- Sweet potatoes really prefer a lot of sunlight. The slips we planted in the shade of a fence and those that were overtaken by tomatillo's or tomatoes did not do well.
- We planted a lot too late which limited our production.
- Planting them as part of a polyculture increases production
- They grow well in many types of soils, even very poor soils
- They can fill in many gaps in your garden beds
- Once you establish a them, you can continue to propagate them from starting slips from your harvest.
- You can also bring in some vines and over winter them.
- Store bought sweet potatoes won't always produce slips, try for some locally grown ones.
- Start your slips early, get them in early
|This was a long one, it would have been huge with a little more time.|
|Another long one, this is almost 3 feet long!|