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Hi All. Just been putting pen to paper and planning out my veggie beds for the coming year. I am wondering about growing some sweet potatoes for a change. I find they go really well in curries, with and without meat, and my grandson likes them as mash instead of potatoes. Has anyone got some hints about how to grow them? I believe they are not related to ordinary spuds so may require some other growing conditions. Any ideas? Thanks
I dont know the growing conditions but I know they are very veratile and tasy to eat and full of good things .
I love sweet potatoes, don't know anything about growing them though. I'm starting for the first time with maris pipers. I would be interested in how to grow them
I like sweet potatoes but haven't grown them, according to the T & M website they like warm growing conditions preferably in a GH or polytunnel, well worth a look. Keep us informed, you could become our resident overnight expert on growing them
My understanding is that they need a longer warm period than is possible in the UK without a polytunnel or greenhouse.
Thanks everyone. Don't know about becoming the "expert" but will give it a try. Growing them under black plastic has been mentioned. Will keep and eye out for more info. Something to mull over whilst waiting for some outdoor warmth (Ha ha). Oh to get going out there!
I have grown sweet potatoes a couple of times with limited success but as I like them so much I am trying again this year
Pam LL x