Sweet Potato planting and care:
Varieties: Red Yam 'Georgeia Jets', White Yam 'White Triumphs'
Sweet Potato 'Centennial', 'Porto Rico'
Select a site that receives 6 or more hours of direct sunlight.
Use our recommended soil mix for raised beds, or NHG Organic Premium Potting
Soil for containers. Sweet potatoes need consistent moisture and well drained soil.
Set slips (plants) as soon as possible after purchase. The Place roots in the
ground and plant about halfway up the stem, 3-4" deep. Set slips 2 feet apart in the
garden or use a 20-24" container. Water slips in well at planting.
Sweet potatoes mature 90-120 days after planting. Check size of tubers by
carefully removing soil from around root area. If tubers are about 6" long, it's time
Harvest your sweet potatoes! Carefully dig tubers with a large fork or shovel or by hand. Handle carefully, the skin of freshly dug sweet potatoes is very delicate. Try to avoid nicks and scrapes.
Dry freshly dug sweet potatoes outdoors in the shade for several hours, then place tubers in a basket or crate and do not wash dirt off. Keep room temperature and dry, preferably in a space with high humidity like a laundry room.