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Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Sweet Potato, Vegetables | 19 comments

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes **Sweet Potatoes grow under the ground just like regular potatoes. However, that is the end of their resemblance to each other. **Above ground, Sweet Potatoes are sprawling vines that can take up a lot of room in the garden.  **Unlike regular potatoes, Sweet Potatoes are a warm-weather crop and need about 4 months of high temperatures to mature. **However, if you live in a northern climate, you can still grow them through proper propagation and maintenance. **You can also have Sweet Potatoes in a small garden if you choose a bush-type variety or grow them in containers (containers like these).   Position: **Choose a warm site in full sun, and someplace where sweet potatoes have not grown recently. Make sure the soil has good drainage. **The best soil for sweet potatoes is a light, sandy soil. It should be slightly acidic, and have a good supply of phosphorus (like this) and potassium (like this) in the soil. Check your soil’s acidity with a good...

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