Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sweet Potato Gurus Needed
This is the first year I ever tried to grow Sweet Potatoes and so I am looking for advice on how to harvest them and save some for slips for next year.
I almost didn't get these plants past Spring as the rabbits ate the H%$ll out of em and I thought had killed em all but luckily they came back. Believe it or not there is actually an 8x4 foot raised bed under that mass of Sweet Potato leaves.
So my questions to all you Sweet Potato growing experts out there are.
When should I start thinking about harvesting the potato goodies that I just know lie in wait for me under those vines?
The information I been reading suggests right before a frost but that may not be until the end of October around here.
What's the best way to save a few slips until next year?
The info I read suggest the potatoes themselves only store about 6 months or so. If that's the case should I cut and store slips differently or store a whole potato until next year?
Yes I am a Sweet Potato Newb and other than JuGM (I think it was her) once writing a post that almost made me want to date a Sweet Potato I have no prior experience with growing these things only eating them around Thanksgiving time.
Any input is appreciated!!!
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!