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Scott Stiller
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Location: North Carolina zone 7
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I have lots of oak leaves, compost, and a planting area covered in white clover. How is the best way to plant sweet potatoes with this mix?
 
drew grim
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Location: pleasant garden, nc (zone 7A)
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@scott what did you end up doing?. i am trying to figure a way to grow sweet potatoes as a perennial crop. Im just not sure how to incorporate them into my system. on a side not i see you are zone 7 NC what part of NC are you in? we are in pleasant garden, outside of greensboro.
 
Scott Stiller
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Hello Drew. I fenced off a small area and dumped in leaves, grass clippings, and dirt. Made some holes and planted the slips. As you can see in the picture they are doing well but not as well as the ones in my hugelkultur, they took off like crazy. My guess is because they are competing for light with beets, black eyed peas, and squash. As these growing in the leaves grow I'll be adding mulch around the plants. I hope this helps. We live in Norwood about and hour east of Charlotte. I do love the triad area where you live and visit there as often as possible. Scott
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