sweet potato mix

billtex(8atx)November 6, 2010

Does anyone have a good container soil mix for sweet taters ? thanks for advise.,,, bill

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

If it was me growing them, I would use what everyone calls the 5:1:1 mix. Sweet potatoes like a moist soil, but insist on good drainage, and that particular soil fits the bill nicely. You can read about it at the link I left below.

I would also employ a wick at the container bottom to drain excess water - until the container is well-colonized by roots.


Here is a link that might be useful: More about soils

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 10:22AM
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Al, thanks a lot . Im trying different mixes this year. bill

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 5:30AM
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