The Great sweet potato experiment! 2010

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Junie

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #165 on: October 14, 2010, 20:51 »
I'd like to have a go.  What family are they from as far as plot rotation goes and do the plants take up much room?

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #166 on: October 14, 2010, 20:57 »
I'm not sure it matters but I have them with my roots because that's where I have the space

I have four plants in about 1m x 1m

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« Reply #167 on: October 15, 2010, 05:15 »
I'd like to have a go.  What family are they from as far as plot rotation goes and do the plants take up much room?
there in the same family as bind weed not sure what family that is but hope it helps

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #168 on: October 15, 2010, 09:40 »
My plants are about 2" high and have taken forever to get that big. My plan is to attempt to overwinter them in the greenhouse, protected by fleece, so that they get a head start next year.
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #169 on: October 16, 2010, 02:20 »
Please can someone tell me when is the time for getting underway for the next growing season.... I missed it last year.  ::)
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #170 on: October 16, 2010, 20:19 »
I dug up the three plants on my bed and sadly my experiment failed -loads of tubers had started to form but they were only about the thickness of a wooden spoon handle!! Think up here we had too little sun and too much rain over the 'summer'.

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« Reply #171 on: October 19, 2010, 15:10 »
I dug up three of mine the tubers look like small carrots but i'm going to eat them anyway :nowink: :nowink: ;) :) ??? :lol:
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #172 on: October 19, 2010, 15:45 »
Please can someone tell me when is the time for getting underway for the next growing season.... I missed it last year.  ::)

As early as possible, I'd say, Jan/feb on a very warm sunny window ledge/ conservatory or greenhouse. Mine took ages to get going, I think because they didn't get enough heat or light early in the year.

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #173 on: October 19, 2010, 18:00 »
From four plants, two T65 and two Beauregard Improved.

By the way, has anyone ever grown Georgia Jet?

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #174 on: October 19, 2010, 18:16 »
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #175 on: October 19, 2010, 20:16 »
Good point! The Beauregard Improved are on the bigger ones on the left.

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #176 on: October 20, 2010, 12:48 »
From four plants, two T65 and two Beauregard Improved.

By the way, has anyone ever grown Georgia Jet?



Mine look like the smaller ones in the picture but i'm still going to cook them :wub: :blush: :wacko:

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #177 on: October 20, 2010, 19:59 »

Mine look like the smaller ones in the picture but i'm still going to cook them :wub: :blush: :wacko:

Mine too! ::)

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #178 on: October 21, 2010, 13:27 »
Please can someone tell me when is the time for getting underway for the next growing season.... I missed it last year.  ::)

As early as possible, I'd say, Jan/feb on a very warm sunny window ledge/ conservatory or greenhouse. Mine took ages to get going, I think because they didn't get enough heat or light early in the year.

Thanks aelf. I'm going to give it a go for the fun of it.... a very warm spot if I can find one!

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« Reply #179 on: February 03, 2011, 21:39 »
Hello. I dont mean to stel this thread, but am having a go at sweet potatoes myself for the first time. I have suddenly realised there are 12 pages here to read and for me to learn from. Is it ok to carry this thread on or shall i start a new one?
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