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The Simple Secret for Sweet Potato Success

Published at 2015-09-15 08:18:43
SLIP - SLICE - SLOT The simple secrets to growing your own sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are so versatile in the kitchen. They are a delicious vegetable that not only makes itself very comfy in many culinary dishes it’s excruciatingly wholesome. Full of Vitamin A and C, Beta Carotene, it’s an antioxidant an anti Inflammatory, an all round health giving bundle of deliciousness!
 

Sweet potatoes are so versatile in the kitchen. They are a delicious vegetable that not only makes itself very comfy in many culinary dishes it’s excruciatingly wholesome. Full of Vitamin A and C, Beta Carotene, it’s an antioxidant an anti Inflammatory, an all round health giving bundle of deliciousness!

They are also a happy go lucky kind of vege to grow in the garden.

You need a little room for them to stretch out.

A sandy loam soil.

Full sun for most of the day.

They work well in pots and are a fun plant to grow in a hanging basket if you’re really tight on space.

Sweet potatoes should be grown from first generation tubers – this ensures your success, with plants producing large full sized tubers and provides protection from virus and diseased stock.

We will explain in detail the procedure for preparing your tubers for planting. There are three crucial steps.

Creating the slip, slicing the slip for planting and slotting the slip into the soil to bulk out the plant to induce several tubers on each.

Allocate your patch to grow your sweet potatoes.

Enrich the soil with organic matter, compost and add some good handfuls of complete fertiliser and DOLOMITE lime.  Now leave it to rest while you prepare the slips.

 Take your tuber and wiggle it down (about 7 cm)  into a pot or a foam box full of compost and leaf litter, place in a sunny warm possie, moisten and keep your eye on your project for the next few weeks.

 Shoots should appear in a couple of weeks, let them grow up to about 30cm.

You then cut the shoots in lengths of about 25cm, remove all the leaves except for the tip leaves.

 You then plant these shoots into your growing patch, plant them down so that three nodes are covered. ( a node is where the leaf connected ) Plant out at 30 cm spacings.

You may wish to come back and cut more from your mother tuber through the season to lengthen your crop and harvest.

 Use a liquid seeweed tonic every couple of weeks, avoid fertiliser, your prepared soil will be rich enough for the entire season.

 It will be about 120 days before the vine dies down and you can then harvest your crop of potatoes. However you can bandicoot around when you start to see the leaves yellowing at the tips. Scratch around under the plant and remove a couple of tubers leaving the balance to continue to grow.

Harvest your main crop on a bright sunny day and leave the tubers exposed for a few hours. Brush off the soil and store in a dark dry airy place. They will store for a good couple of months.

WHEN YOU PURCHASE OUR FIRST GENERATION TUBERS WE SEND YOU THIS DETAILED METHOD WITH PICS... and a little satchet of our secret potion.