LaLena MaeRee wrote:Wooot! Did they taste amazing?
Leila Rich wrote:I've never tried growing kumara-as sweet potatoes are known here-
they're considered a subtropical crop, only grown 'up North'.
Maybe I should try, as I think they are delicious!
Your climate is wildly different to mine Judith-could you estimate the length of time from planting to harvest, and your average summer temps?
I assume it's pretty humid over your way?
Peter Ellis wrote:Store them warm. That would explain the problem we had with our store bought SW potatoes this winter. Tried to get some slips and just got a nasty mess. Will try again with another batch that has not sat out through winter.
Ann Torrence wrote:Started rooting of slips today. Our last frost is around June 1, but I may give these some space in the hoop house. What's the planting distance?
Judith Browning wrote:
June 1! Do you grow a lot in a hoop house?
Joshua Parke wrote:I didn't start slips this year. But I did purchase some, and they arrived early June. They appear to be waiting for the warm weather, because they haven't done a thing yet. I was thinking while reading through here, I'm going to put some bottomless milk jugs over a few of them and see if they begin to take off. I bet that they'll really appreciate that.
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