MidWest Gardening forum: Good sweet potatoes for zone4

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Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Plantsmylove
Jan 10, 2016 3:22 PM CST
Heirloom only if possible too



Thanks
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jan 10, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Sand Hill Preservation Center has quite a few heirloom varieties listed. Plus plenty of information on growing them.

Growing tips: http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/pages/sweetpotato_catalo...

Varieties: http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/sweet_potatoes.h...
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Feb 18, 2016 6:04 PM CST
I live in Iowa and would like to grow sweet potatoes this year for the first time. Can someone please give me the names of several good sweet potatoes for me to get. I would like to order from Sand Hill Preservation Center. Thanks for any suggestions you have.
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Mar 9, 2016 7:56 AM CST
Jeanne,
If you ever grow them come back and tell us how they did. I'm another Iowan who wants to try. I know my Dad planted them when he was a kid, but types change and I don't know what ''name'' they planted.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 9, 2016 7:30 PM CST
Sally,
I will let you know if I get some sweet potatoes and how they do. I plan on planting some regular potatoes on Good Friday. I haven't bought them yet so am not sure which kind I will plant. I would like to try a couple different ones. I have grown potatoes before and had fairly good success. This year I would like to put them in some large cattle lick tubs or 5 gal buckets with holes in the bottom.
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Mar 10, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Jeanne,
This year I'm growing Yukon Gold for the first time and one called Canela Russet. I've grown russets before, just not this one.
I know a guy in town who was going to build raised beds and try sweet potatoes. I'll have to see if he actually does.
Tubs sure would be a nice way to harvest them. Digging comes with the risk of stabbing, but you just eat those first.
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