Ep. 94 - Growing Sweet Potatoes

Ep. 94 - Growing Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat and, subsequently, to grow. I can eat sweet potatoes baked, fried, mashed, chipped, like tater tots, as a pie, you name it, I’ll eat them. And it only takes a few plants to give you a really good harvest, so they’re perfectly suited for smaller garden spaces. Despite the name, they actually aren’t potatoes and what we eat isn’t a tuber, it’s a root. They are a tropical crop that needs at least four months of warm weather and warm soil, but there are many short-season varieties of sweet potato available today and they will grow in cooler-climate areas given the right circumstances. And, bonus, they are drought- and heat-tolerant and they don’t have a ton of pests or diseases, so they’re great for beginning gardeners, too. We’re getting the beds ready right now for planting our sweet potatoes, so I thought it’d be a good time to drop a little knowledge on you and get you into the sweet potato game, too. Let’s dig in.

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