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Unsure of harvest time

Posted by BabyGr33nThumb 7b (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 6, 11 at 23:27

So I planted my sweet potato slips in July and for those in my zone can attest it was a very 'tropical' summer lots of 90's & above for awhlie. So my sweet potatoes just kept growing and growing and so not it being October I can't tell if I should pull them out. And when I do, how and where should I cure them now that North Carolina is cooling down?
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RE: Unsure of harvest time

IMO let them grow as long as possible.


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RE: Unsure of harvest time

Thanks edweather for responding but since I am a noob to gardening can you please tell me why I should leave them in? Also we are getting int to the 30's at night now (just started this week.) And I am afraid they will ruin. Plus I know they require sunshine time to cure or would they be just as good in a heated room?


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RE: Unsure of harvest time

From my experience growing potatoes, the longer that I leave them in, the bigger the potatoes get. Can you see the potatoes forming? My sweet potatoes were practically jumping out of the ground and I could see that they were big enough to harvest. They should cure fine in a heated room. I think I just let the frost end my growing season. IMO most people want to harvest potatoes too early, that's why I suggested leaving them in.


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RE: Unsure of harvest time

I agree with Ed. Let 'em go as long as you can.

Josh


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