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Mine needs a couple more days, still more mud than dirt.
Of course, it's going to rain tomorrow. :roll:
 

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Im thinking the taters will be in before Good Friday this year :lol: If it dont rain I got atleast 100# to put in and about 900 onions :eek:
Sure nice for us all to get out and plant our gardens!!! HEY BETTY Do you plant sweet potatoes? Ive never done it and need advice on how you do it
 

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Sweet potatos vine kindda like ivy. Mom would start slips by soaking a potato in water overnight,
then quartered them and planted them in pots to let them start slips.
Would get half a dozen or so slips off each quarter.
Then build a ridge like a potato hill, and plant the slips on top.
Space them like you would any potato.
Train the vines to keep them in the row when they start to run.
Dig them when the vines start to die.
 

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Glad to hear that you can now get started with your garden Betty :!:

Bert, NC is either first or second on the nation in the production of sewwt taters. Many tobacco farmers down east plant them commercially, and lots of gardeners across the state raise them for their own use. There is even a purple sweet tater cooperative in Stokes County near me. The coop is trying to keep the purple tater exclusively much like Georgians value the Vidalia onion.
Sweet taters are deer magnets so I don't plant very many. With NC growing so many, it is almost cheaper to buy what we need. Most large growers plant them in a ridge row with a tobacco setter. I use a hand tobacco setter to plant mine when I grow them. Plant about 20 to 24 inches apart like tobacco. Give 'em a little triple 10 and you should be good to go. They like warm weather and sandy to loamy soil.
 

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bertman said:
Im thinking the taters will be in before Good Friday this year :lol: If it dont rain I got atleast 100# to put in and about 900 onions :eek:
Sure nice for us all to get out and plant our gardens!!! HEY BETTY Do you plant sweet potatoes? Ive never done it and need advice on how you do it

Missed this bertman but see big Dave has guided you well . Henry plant his sweet potatoes just like he does the regular potatoes . He also like big Dave said trin the vines as much as you can to stay in the row. good luck with yours.



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