If you’re looking for an easy, nutritious and decorative vegetable for your garden, try growing sweet potatoes. Another tasty veggie in the Morning glory family, sweet potatoes tolerate low nutrient levels but can fall prey to some common garden pests, including the dreaded sweet potato weevil.
|When to sow indoors||Not applicable (not grown from seed)|
|When to sow outdoors||Not applicable (not grown from seed)|
|Seed depth||Not applicable (not grown from seed)|
|Germination soil temperature||Not applicable (not grown from seed)|
|Germination length||Not applicable (not grown from seed)|
|When to transplant||3 – 4 weeks after last frost|
|Varieties||Vardaman (compact, bush cultivar)
Beauregard (purple skin, deep color)
Georgia Jet (early maturing)
|pH range||5.5 – 6.5|
|Soil temperature for growing||65° – 90°F|
|Spacing||14" – 18"|
|Nutrient requirements||N = low
P = low
K = low
|Fertilizer schedule||Not necessary unless plants seem distressed|
|When to harvest||Varies by type and cultivar|
Check out these tips for growing sweet potatoes.
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