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Sweet potatoes #399725
Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:21 AM
Jun 29th, 2018 at 10:21 AM
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Chesterfield, Virginia, USA.
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Hello everyone from Chesterfield Va.

For the first time this spring I planted a dozen sweet potatoes plants and now these are taking a lot of room in my garden, when shoud I start digging them out. I am familiar with red potatoes as I grow them every year but I have no clue as to when these should be ready. Thank you

Re: Sweet potatoes [Re: Spearo] #399726
Jun 29th, 2018 at 06:29 PM
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Hi Spearo and welcome. Usually sweet potatoes are ready to harvest when the leaves and ends of the vines have started turning to yellow, but you can leave them in the ground up until the fall frost. The vines definitely take up a lot of room.

Re: Sweet potatoes [Re: Spearo] #399782
Jul 5th, 2018 at 05:44 AM
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Usually, when the leaves have yellowed to about 1/3, it is time to harvest them.

Re: Sweet potatoes [Re: Spearo] #400549
Sep 25th, 2018 at 09:38 PM
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