Garden Workshop: Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Vacaville Garden - Shared screen with speaker view
I am growing sweet potatoes not. I am most interested in curing instructions.
I have been growing sweet potatoes for years. I can probably be of help, if anyone would like.
can you explain what part of the slip do you plant? the leaves? or what?
This is right on time! I have some monsters growing in the cupboard. I saved them because I was curious if I could still grow them this year since it's been increasing hot with a mild fall/winter. If not, next year for sure!
how long do you store them?
Growing in the ground gives the plant more room to 'run'.
I believe that they're a tropical plant originally,
This is generally for commercial growers, but there may be information in this page that may help you. https://vric.ucdavis.edu/veg_info_crop/sweetpotato.htm
For sweet potato varieties: Duck Creek Farms
Good production variety: Dingess Purple
if plant in June, what is expected month for harvest?
June planting, November harvest.
Can you talk a bit about starting slips for the next growing season?
I feel your pain, Alex!
john mentioned there are roots that grow below so are there yams down then too?
Can you plant sweet potatoes in Sept-Oct for next year?
How do you overcome the dry winds and other conditions to grow lettuce over the winter?
Jennifer - that is an extremely useful chart. I’ve used it for a few years since I moved here!
This file I just loaded isn't the prettiest, but it's for this county
This is a very informative workshop. Can you repeat it next spring when we’ll all be excited about sweet potatoes and ready to start them?
Thanks Gayle! We'll put it on the schedule.
Thanks Jennifer for the pdf!
If you ever want someone to present on cucumbers and cucumber-melons please let me know.