I love sweet potatoes and so happy that I have learned they are not hard to grow and tastes sooooo much better than those bought in the store. If you cannot grow your own, purchase them from a farmers market, or local farm for the best tasting sweet potatoes.
Blessings in your Garden!
We grew sweet potatoes this year for the first time. Cam read an article that outlined the health benefits of sweet potatoes. Essentially the article claimed that if you gave the most nutritious vegetable a score of 100, sweet potatoes would earn a 180! They are that good for you! * (see below for clarification of this comment….)
So we bought a book called “Sweet Potatoes for the Home Garden” written by Ken Allan, who lives not too far from here. Then we bought four “slips” from Burt’s Greenhouse in Wilton (Ontario).
We planted the four plants in our barn foundation in a raised bed. We covered the soil with clear plastic and then cut holes into the plastic for the four sweet potato plants.
As you can see from this photo, the plants flourished in the warm, protected environment of the old barn foundation. The plants were quite lovely…
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