|Sweet Potato Patch: Gary Pilarchik|
Saturday, October 1, 2011
My Sweet Potatoes: What is Underneath and Are They Ready?
I didn't have great success with my standard potatoes. Here is my sweet potato patch. The original transplants were very hardy. When I bought them in June, I left them on the ground and rabbits ate all - all the leaves off them, leaving only stems. I kept them in the cell trays for about 10 days and new leaves grew. Later, I transplanted them below. They are doing well.... but I don't know how to tell when they are ready to dig.
Who can tell me when to dig sweet potatoes up and is there a way to save the patch for next year too?