Vegetables and Fruit forum: Sweet potatos havest? ??s planted 5-28

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Name: Damian H
molino FL (Zone 9a)
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Aug 27, 2013 5:27 PM CST
I am unsure if I should dig the sweet potatos that the leaves that are green some are brown but a lot are still green I took a couple pictures I have never done this so any info would be great also can or should I do anything with the vines as far as planting them again or just put them in the compost pile. Thank you!!!!!

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Name: Arlene
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Aug 27, 2013 6:22 PM CST
Damian, sweet potatoes take around 90 days so if yours have been in that long I would first gently dig a spot and check and see what size your taters are so far. Since you're in Florida you still have plenty of time to harvest so if they're not very big, I would wait a bit.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Aug 28, 2013 10:16 AM CST Admin

This is what I do, too. I go to where the vines are first coming out of the ground and I feel around under the soil. You'll feel tubers and you can judge for yourself whether they are ready. Don't wait too long, and once you pick them cure them in the garage (or some other dark and warm place) for about 10 days before you bring them in for long-term storage.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Aug 28, 2013 11:34 AM CST
I agree
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