Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England MARCH 2015
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:09 pm

» Another first for me
by AtlantaMarie Today at 2:48 pm

» Tomato branches vs suckers
by sanderson Today at 2:35 pm

» Pineapples!
by donnainzone10 Today at 2:27 pm

» Building a Table Top SFG...some ideas
by moswell Today at 2:13 pm

» Rain in the rain barrel!!
by sanderson Today at 2:11 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson Today at 2:10 pm

» Longevity of boxes
by moswell Today at 1:57 pm

» Making Peanut Butter
by sanderson Today at 1:54 pm

» Cabin fever and holding your nerves
by sanderson Today at 1:51 pm

» 2015 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:37 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 1:29 pm

» Drip Irrigation for SFG
by sanderson Today at 1:24 pm

» The SFG Journey-continuing my lazy gardening idea-"Do-nothing Gardening"
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 12:25 pm

» OH POOP!
by Judy McConnell Today at 7:51 am

» How much vermiculite is needed for on SFG
by yolos Yesterday at 7:25 pm

» Mid-South in March: 2015
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:54 pm

» Soggy Mel's Mix in Raised beds or Container
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:52 pm

» New Earth Farm
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:45 pm

» New Grids
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:41 pm

» Sad Day
by plantoid Yesterday at 6:09 pm

» Hello from Dayton OHIO!
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 3:05 pm

» SoCal Zone 10
by seamammal Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» N&C Midwest March 2015
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» PNW: February 2015
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:39 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 10:39 am

» Soapnut tree (Saponida mukorossi)
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:35 am

» CANADIAN REGION - What are you doing in March 2015
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:02 am

» CANADIAN REGION - What are you doing in February 2015?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 8:20 am

» Vermiculite found, Salem Oregon
by Marc Iverson Yesterday at 5:35 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

How big a sweet potato can get!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  janefss2002 on 10/25/2010, 8:39 pm

I was checking my purple sweet potatoes to see if they were close to harvest size and found this beauty, weighing 2 pounds and 10 ounces.



I can hardly wait to see what the rest look like!
Jane

janefss2002

Female Posts: 116
Join date: 2010-03-02
Age: 57
Location: Garland, Texas Zone 7b/8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  miinva on 10/25/2010, 11:02 pm

Wow! Very Happy I haven't had any luck with potatoes either of the times I tried to grow them. I didn't know there was such a thing as a purple sweet potato!

miinva

Female Posts: 776
Join date: 2010-04-29
Age: 46
Location: Central Virginia, 7A as far as I can tell

View user profile http://www.ungardener.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  middlemamma on 10/26/2010, 12:33 am

HOLY MOLY....AWESOME!!!

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts: 2260
Join date: 2010-04-25
Age: 37
Location: Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  Theresa on 10/26/2010, 10:44 am

WOW the vine must have been something to see too!
Yours is a lot bigger than the one we have, ours was 1 lb 11 ounces and I thought it was big. Yours is definitely a whooper! cheers

Here's ours it's not a purple but a ornamental lime green.



Theresa

FOUNDER SFG forum 2009

certified SFG instructor

Female Posts: 211
Join date: 2010-02-26
Age: 61
Location: Illinois Z6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  Chopper on 10/26/2010, 5:46 pm

Wow. Some sweet potatoes. I also picked my first one and it was good for a couple of meals. I really need to get a food scale!

Chopper

Female Posts: 2465
Join date: 2010-05-05
Age: 59
Location: Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  dixie on 10/26/2010, 6:03 pm

Whoa Nellie! That's fantastic.

dixie

Female Posts: 749
Join date: 2010-03-02
Age: 66
Location: Southeast Tennessee

View user profile http://www.zibbet.com/dixiedazzletoo

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  Furbalsmom on 10/26/2010, 7:31 pm

Janefss and Theresa, you both have great sweet potatoes. way to go
Unfortunately, that is one thing the County Extension Office says will NOT grow on the Oregon Coast.

Furbalsmom

Female Posts: 3141
Join date: 2010-06-10
Age: 68
Location: Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  janefss2002 on 10/26/2010, 9:13 pm

This guy really surprised me. I harvested my Beauregards a couple of weeks ago and got about 6 large (like you see in the grocery store) a few medium medium and several small ones just right for roasting.

Theresa, the size of yours was a goal for me! I still have the Vardaman and Porto Ricos to go, so I'll see if they are more "normal" in size like the Beauregards.

Furbalsmom, that is too bad that you can't grow them where you are. Is it too moist for them there?

Jane

janefss2002

Female Posts: 116
Join date: 2010-03-02
Age: 57
Location: Garland, Texas Zone 7b/8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  Furbalsmom on 10/26/2010, 10:58 pm

janefss
Even though the Oregon Coast has a long growing season, 190-250 days, we have a cool growing season. We suffer from wind, fog and heavy spring rains along with the lack of heat. The only way we can grow sweet potatoes, melons, lima beans, eggplant, okra, watermelons and other long season heat loving plants, is if we are able to provide almost greenhouse conditions.
I may try to make wagonwheel covers for one or more of my SFG table tops 'cause I really would love to have eggplant, lima beans and cantalope. Course I would love to grow everything.

Furbalsmom

Female Posts: 3141
Join date: 2010-06-10
Age: 68
Location: Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How big a sweet potato can get!

Post  janefss2002 on 10/26/2010, 11:17 pm

Furbalsmom,
Go for it! I call that "experiment!". No loss if not successful, just gain of knowledge if it doesn't work and good stuff if successful!

Be careful in your selection of Lima Beans. I'm growing a Pole variety now and they are taking over the world! I hope to take pictures to post tomorrow when I get the afternoon off ( I had to work Sunday). So probably you would want to use a Bush variety. My eggplant is now finally happy after the hot and dry summer here and is starting to produce.

I'm also searching out beans and squash adapted to heat and drought (found Native Seeds website http://www.nativeseeds.org). Maybe you can find varieties somewhat adapted to growing conditions like yours from other vendors.

Your idea sounds like a good adaption to your beds to grow the stuff not perfectly happy with your weather.

Jane

janefss2002

Female Posts: 116
Join date: 2010-03-02
Age: 57
Location: Garland, Texas Zone 7b/8a

View user profile

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