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Re: sweet potatoes 2011
« Reply #150 on: October 20, 2011, 09:04 »
One night without playing tunes - wild pigs took best ones from one plot  >:( so had to dig out rest :tongue2:. Lucky, they started meal from the side, which i planted later. I want shotgun  >:(


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Re: sweet potatoes 2011
« Reply #151 on: October 20, 2011, 15:05 »
Poured them out, three or four decent sized tubers (from five plants) and lots of finger diameter roots, so if August had been better who knows, won't bother again. Looks like a greenhouse plant to me.


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Re: sweet potatoes 2011
« Reply #152 on: October 20, 2011, 18:24 »
Not having any room in the greenhouse I decided to plant some bought slips into two potato bags and 1 large tub and two in the ground. Here's how they did. Lots and lots of foliage from the bags but just got lots of fingersize tubers. The tub which only had a scattering of foliage and produced not so typically sized tubers but quite fattish 4cm tubers so at least I can cook with these. The slips in the ground produced diddly squat. Not sure if I'll try again.


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Re: sweet potatoes 2011
« Reply #153 on: October 22, 2011, 01:07 »
Though I covered my sweet potatoes(some fleece, some in cloches) a few of them got blackened leaf edges in the frost on the 20th. Those plants with 20% damage I cut the leaves off. Will the tubers be affected or are they ok to grow on til all the foliage is frosted later on?


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Re: sweet potatoes 2011
« Reply #154 on: October 24, 2011, 21:18 »
The tubers are protected by the soil but if cold weather has settled in, then the tubers really won't grow much as they're tropical plants and need heat to fatten up.

You might want to try furtling (digging around without disturbing) around one area and see what you have...or haven't, then decide what to do.

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