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Tonights Sweet Potato Harvest

Posted by jrslick KS/5 (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 2, 11 at 22:46

Some pictures from tonight's Sweet Potatoes Harvest.

If you have never dug sweet potatoes, it is like opening a present. You never know what is inside.

This year we grew our Sweet Potatoes under black plastic landscape fabric.

Here is a picture of what they looked like before I started to dig them. This variety is Georgia Jet.

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First we cut off the vines.

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We dug 8 hills tonight. Here are 4 hills in this row.

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Next we pull back the fabric and drip tape.

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Now time for the digging. Sometimes it feels more like excavating!

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Here is the haul from this hill.

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I pulled back and took this picture. You can see a potato growing over and out of the next hill.

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Repeat for the other hills, then you are all done.

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How about this 80 pound harvest.

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Only 3 more Varieties to go.

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Jay


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RE: Tonights Sweet Potato Harvest

Awesome Man.... That is so cool ;-)
and thanks for the pics man...wayyyy cool ;-)


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RE: Tonights Sweet Potato Harvest

Very nice.

I have 300' of japanese purple under plastic as well. They got dried chicken manure along with sul-po-mag, manganese sulphate, Boron, cobalt, and moly. The foliage quality is superb. The business about SP not needing any fertilizer is a myth.


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RE: Tonights Sweet Potato Harvest

Cool! This is exactly what I needed to know. Digging up some potatoes today!

Kim


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RE: Tonights Sweet Potato Harvest

Pnbrown,

Where did you get the slips for the Japanese Purple. I need to plant some of those next year. I have heard of them, but I have never seen them before, in person, online of course.

The funny thing about your post is not needing fertilizer. I would agree with you. However, I was in such a hurry this spring to get the hills made, drip tape down, plastic covering it, that I forgot to get fertilizer in the ground. I spoke to a Sweet Potato breeder, in Africa, use to live here in Kansas, he said I would probably be ok without it. I looks like he is right, but I won't forget that next year.

Jay


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