Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Do you fertilize? If so, what do you use?
by Turan Today at 4:56 pm

» Experiment - Amended Soil and MM
by Turan Today at 4:41 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by plantoid Today at 4:21 pm

» Aug 2017 lower south - better late than never
by brianj555 Today at 4:19 pm

» Sweet Potato "Toast" -- MIND BLOWN!
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:56 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:52 pm

» How much room for Tromboncino zucchini?
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:46 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by sanderson Today at 1:12 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 12:46 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:19 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:25 am

» Caterpillar - Good or Bad?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:15 am

» Monarch Supporter
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:02 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:51 am

» Avocado toast with garden tomato
by sanderson Today at 2:13 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by sanderson Today at 1:01 am

» AUGUST 23, 2017, 6:00 PM EASTERN -- LIVE STREAM
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:28 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:31 pm

» Plumeria ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:29 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:42 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:32 pm

» Time flies when you are having fun
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:05 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by dixie Yesterday at 10:47 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by dixie Yesterday at 9:50 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:35 am

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising 8/21/2017, 9:17 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/21/2017, 4:18 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sweet Potatoes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sweet Potatoes

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2012, 7:22 pm

I thought I'd put this out for all folks wanting to grow sw. potatoes in the north, even Canada!

Jo

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/growing-sweet-potatoes-zm0z11zsto.aspx?newsletter=1&utm_content=06.15.12+FG+Split+A&utm_campaign=2012+FG&utm_source=iPost&utm_medium=email
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potatoes

Post  camprn on 6/15/2012, 7:53 pm

I am trying sweet potatoes for the first time in 5a, but we have a relatively high number of GDD or Growing Degree Days so I am hoping for some good results. Very Happy

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

We have plenty of GGDs but no slips yet...

Post  kat51415 on 6/15/2012, 8:28 pm

I ordered our sweet potato slips from Sandhills Conservancy way early in the year. I got a letter from them saying they had received payment and they cashed my check. They said that since they were in Iowa, that they wouldn't be ready to ship til the end of May. I'm thinking they should be in any day now. Any extra positive vibes anyone wants to send out to get em to Oklahoma any faster would be appreciated. Really want to get them in the ground. We ordered all heirloom varieties that are orange to red. I don't know why I think so, but it has always seemed to me that the darker the color, the sweeter the potato. Must be my Louisiana heritage. My grandmother always had baked sweet potatoes sitting in a bowl on top of the stove when we were little. That was what we got for snacks. "Take an ol' cold tater and wait." LOL! We loved 'em!
avatar
kat51415

Female Posts : 91
Join date : 2012-02-08
Location : SE OK

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potatoes

Post  littlejo on 6/15/2012, 8:45 pm

I ordered form Sandhills too. They said by the 20th. I think lots of folks order way back last yr. and I didn't order til the first of this yr., so, I presume it's first come basis.

I've been growing the 'grocery store' variety, just finished last yrs. crop. I have ordered several to try. 1 is supposed to compare to/could be a subsitute for a irish potato, Sumor. I rush to the mail each day, impatiently waiting. Hoping to still have room in the garden when they finally arrive!

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potatoes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum