Growing Sweet Potatoes in the UK

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MClan
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Growing Sweet Potatoes in the UK

Post: #283941 MClan
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:18 am

I've just been todying out my box where potatoes and onions live and found 2 bags of sweet potatoes that have sprouted. Just shows how often I do that. :oops:

Ayway, I'm prettty sure I can grow them in the UK, but it is still cold out there. Should I put them in growbags in the garage? Outside? Leave them for a while longer?

Thanks in advance.

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Marc
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Re: Growing Sweet Potatoes in the UK

Post: #283942 Marc
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:03 am

There's information about growing sweet potatoes here:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/how-to-g ... t-potatoes
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Re: Growing Sweet Potatoes in the UK

Post: #283968 diggernotdreamer
Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:03 pm

I grew sweet potatoes last year, it was my third year having a go and I grew them this time in a water tank and some huge pots that giant shrubs came in. I found they did not like sitting in too much wet and I got a reasonable harvest. If you have got roots, that is brilliant, you propagate them by slips and plant them out in the greenhouse or polytunnel in May, which should give them a good long growing season.

I just looked at that link Marc and the pictures there show them when they are just starting to grow, expect up to 10-15 feet of leaf growth depending on how warm it gets, I have read you can eat the foliage, so I shall give that a go this year, but they are completely mad plants and need space for the foliage more than anything


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