Keeping sweet potatoes

by Karen
(Kentucky, USA)

I live in northeastern Kentucky, USA. Sweet potatoes grow exceptionally well in this area. I use a mix of horse and mule manure on my garden. I have had potatoes that weigh 5 pounds. After I dig them up in the fall or whenever the vines start to die, brush off the dirt and let them sit outside for a couple of days to harden a little. I kept mine in a dirt cellar for two and a half years, and they were still good to eat. Eighteen plants produced 250 pounds.


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May 30, 2016
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by: Ellen

Yes! Beauregard are one of the most common varieties massed produced too.

Apr 23, 2016
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by: Karen

The huge potatoes were just as good as the smaller ones. In fact, I'm canning the 2-1/2 year old potatoes right now, as I'm typing this. I think they were called Bouregard. I might have spelled that wrong.

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Growing Sweet Potatoes in Kentucky - What Variety?
by: Ellen

Thanks for this helpful information! What variety or varieties did you grow? Would love to see a photo of your garden the next time you plant and grow your sweet potatoes. How favorable were the 5-pound tubers cpmpared to smaller ones?

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