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I Planted My First Potatoes!

 
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Is all this talk above about white potatoes?  What are the differences in growing sweet potatoes?  Just how much space do they really need?
 
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I've always thought of the differences more of a climate issue rather than a space issue.

Here's a good article:
https://homeguides.sfgate.com/difference-between-white-potato-vs-sweet-potato-plants-40252.html

I can grow Irish potatoes but not sweet potatoes where I live, we have too cool and too short a season.

Hope this helps,

Sandy
 
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Christopher Shepherd wrote:I just sprinkle them with a home made dry sprinkler.  A large mouth jar with five 1/4" holes drilled in the lid works good.  I only target the beetles, because there are lady bugs and lighting bugs all over the place that do no harm.  I saw a hand sprinkler at tsc.  It was like $17, to much for me.  



Going to go make one right now!  Awesome idea!

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Dawn Mattison wrote:Is all this talk above about white potatoes?  What are the differences in growing sweet potatoes?  Just how much space do they really need?



Dawn, The reason I planted white potatoes is because of the quarantine.  All I had were potatoes from the grocery store.

I have always planted flowers while dear hubby planted vegetables.

I have done squash from transplants so mostly all I do is water them.

I may try sweet potatoes one day if I can get slips.

The curing part has always scared me.  Here are some threads:

https://permies.com/t/92644/Harvest-Cure-Sweet-Potatoes

https://permies.com/t/110375/Sweet-potatoes-buckets-trellis

 
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