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Garden Workshop: Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Vacaville Garden - Shared screen with speaker view
Angela Foin
27:41
I am growing sweet potatoes not. I am most interested in curing instructions.
John Tracy
29:25
I have been growing sweet potatoes for years. I can probably be of help, if anyone would like.
ST
35:36
can you explain what part of the slip do you plant? the leaves? or what?
Sola Naceae
36:22
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!
ST
44:51
how long do you store them?
Jennifer Baumbach
45:29
Growing in the ground gives the plant more room to 'run'.
JD
47:44
I believe that they're a tropical plant originally,
Jennifer Baumbach
48:53
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
Alex Russell
57:23
For sweet potato varieties: Duck Creek Farms
Jennifer Baumbach
58:03
'Dingus Purple'
Alex Russell
58:27
Good production variety: Dingess Purple
Jennifer Baumbach
59:00
http://www.duckcreekfarms.com/
Sola Naceae
59:40
Pretty purple!
Julie Auger
01:01:56
if plant in June, what is expected month for harvest?
Alex Russell
01:02:42
June planting, November harvest.
General Chicken
01:03:13
Can you talk a bit about starting slips for the next growing season?
Julie Auger
01:03:47
I feel your pain, Alex!
ST
01:03:53
john mentioned there are roots that grow below so are there yams down then too?
gayle yamada
01:04:25
Can you plant sweet potatoes in Sept-Oct for next year?
Jennifer Baumbach
01:08:33
https://ucanr.edu/sites/solanomg/files/245163.pdf
John Tracy
01:09:23
How do you overcome the dry winds and other conditions to grow lettuce over the winter?
Julie Auger
01:13:58
Jennifer - that is an extremely useful chart. I’ve used it for a few years since I moved here!
Jennifer Baumbach
01:21:25
This file I just loaded isn't the prettiest, but it's for this county
gayle yamada
01:21:54
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?
Alex Russell
01:22:39
Thanks Gayle! We'll put it on the schedule.
Lynne Hansen
01:24:45
Thanks Jennifer for the pdf!
John Tracy
01:25:47
If you ever want someone to present on cucumbers and cucumber-melons please let me know.
Jennifer Baumbach
01:26:01
https://www.meetup.com/Vacaville-Gardening-Meetup/