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sweet potato mix

Posted by billtex 8atx (bil13oct@yahoo.com) on
Sat, Nov 6, 10 at 9:59

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


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RE: sweet potato mix

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 7, 10 at 10:22

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.

Al

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


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RE: sweet potato mix

Al, thanks a lot . Im trying different mixes this year. bill


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