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Please could someone tell the variety of these deep leaf sweet potatoes??  I think I have a patch and am trying to identify and would love the proper name so that I can learn about harvesting care cooking... are the leaves edible? etc - thank you
 
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Judith Browning wrote:Thanks Jacob,  My problem digging is my sixty two year old back...The potatoes are all grouped right at the main base of the plant so a potato fork works fine to lift them I just like the leverage of my broadfork so I am trying it again just to lift enough to loosen and then I am able to pull up the whole mass of roots at once...they are fist size and larger so no problem finding them.  The smaller ones that have formed along the vine in my path might  work well with your idea.  We usually shovel the path onto the raised bed in the fall so sifting for more potatoes could happen then. Now that the weather here has cooled I feel like I am catching up on a whole summers work.


Judith my 70 year old arthritis scolioses ostéo porosis back is also a complication
Has anyone tried growing sweet potatoes in a raised strawbale bed? Or in general, creating raised mounds in a circuit ? For disabled gardening?


 
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Helene Menezes wrote:Please could someone tell the variety of these deep leaf sweet potatoes??  I think I have a patch and am trying to identify and would love the proper name so that I can learn about harvesting care cooking... are the leaves edible? etc - thank you



Helene, welcome to Permies! Do you have a photo of the sweet potato leaves you're asking about?
 
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