the wife has given me permission to plant sweet potato in the garden beds. yay, i am moving closer to a more edible yard. anyways, i was looking for a fast maturing variety for my relatively short growing season in ohio. anyone with experience in this have recommendations?
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 8 years ago
Sweet potatoes are like okra...they do best south of the Mason-Dixon Line, but can be grown in the north. Check localseed distributors for specific recommendations. Here is a good over view (but it is from south of the M-D Line): http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/sp-varieties.html Good luck...they are a welcome addition to any garden or dinner table.
Check seed catalogs from northern states. Also, look at the Sand Hill Preservation Center catalog on-line -- they have a LOT of sweet potato varieties and note which are best suited for northern climates.
excellent article...thx nancy. if she can grow them in canada, i can grow them in ohio. look forward to trying this next year. i think i've settled on vardaman for 2 reasons. 1) i am growing these in flower beds and this is a bush variety 2) they have a shorter growing season than most varieties which will help in my climate.
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