Growing sweet potatoes vegetable plants can help you to fertilise your school organic garden beds in an inexpensive way.
Sweet Potato plant is a perennial. It come with large, tuberous roots, and creeping stems.
This potato plant´s Morning-Glory alike leaves are running freely along the ground. So, you can use them as a ground cover; if you wish.
Sweet potato plant seldom produces flowers in the cold location; so you could only enjoy the edible green leaves; and the aromatic potatoes.
This root crop needs a very long, dry and hot growing season. Therefore; you have to think about how to grow them efficiently; if you are situated at a cold area.
In order to experience the success; it is better to do several experiments to discover the possibilities with a short growing season; before you start planting them.
The Benefits of Planting Sweet Potatoes
If you could not provide a good, warm, south spot for these sweet potatoes plants; you can also grow them in a less warm, but dry, good drainage; sandy soil at the north side of your garden.
If you are situated at a warm location; a good deep soil would drive the roots downward, and the result is long, spindling potatoes.
If you are living in a cold location; container growing may be best suitable for a short warm season. So, the potatoes might be short and compact.
Harvesting sweet potatoes while growing, before the danger of a killing frost touches the vines. Do the same as white potatoes; let the roots lie out to dry in the dark after digging.
Propagation can be done by cuttings, sets or slips.
From first sprout to grown sweet potato slips took 111 days.
From strong slips to 1st transplant to greenhouse took 90 days.
From transplanting to tubers enlarging took 46 days.
Therefore, from 1st day to harvest would take more than 247 days.
Nature taken full care for the last 22 days, because we were away for vacation.
Growing sweet potatoes for table use the year through delicious sweet
potato bread, custards, glazed potatoes, jelly, or pies, just name a