Sweet potatoes are grown more often in southern regions because they require four months of warm temperatures, but there are varieties that grow in more northern gardens, too. They are surprisingly easy to grow. Just a few plants can produce a generous harvest. Here’s the right way to grow and harvest delicious sweet potatoes.
In warm climates, many gardeners plant sweet potatoes about a month after the last spring frost, when both the air and soil are dependably warm. There are bush types and vining types.
Sweet potatoes aren’t started by seed like most other vegetables, they’re started from slips—small rooted pieces of tuber which are sliced right off the sweet potato.
Not only are sweet potatoes very easy to grow, but also they are drought- and heat-tolerant, and have few pests or diseases. The sweet potato is also very nutritious and low in calories.