Florida Gardening forum: picked a few sweet potatos 8-26-13

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Name: Damian H
molino FL (Zone 9a)
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Aug 28, 2013 5:48 AM CST
These are a little small but this was my first time growing them so I am pleased. Only picked 5 plants toto get this many. These are Red Tennessee jewel sweet potatos I have around 30 Thumbs up more to dig up so I am going to let them grow about another 3 weeks well have a great dayget in the garden ... I tip my hat to you.

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Aug 28, 2013 5:34 PM CST
Very nice Damian!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Be sure & show us the ones you harvest 3 weeks from now.

And I see you're a newcomer to ATP. Welcome, welcome, welcome!
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Name: Lin
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Aug 28, 2013 6:39 PM CST
Hi Damien! Wow, that's a lot of sweet potato's ... to my taste, the small ones are always the best! Congratulations on your first harvest! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 28, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Name: Jan
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Sep 1, 2013 7:12 AM CST
I'm waiting for mine. Dave says to wait until after they bloom so I'm being patient. I planted "Beauregard".
Name: David Paul
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Sep 3, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Nice Haul! You've reminded to check on my little patch of Sweet Potatos and see whats going on down there.
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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Sep 4, 2013 3:08 PM CST
I want to try to grow some myself next year, also some of those delish little red new potatoes. I dont even know if both kinds grow at the same time or if they have different seasons. Ive tried to give up white russet potatoes. Very hard.
Name: Elaine
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Sep 4, 2013 9:37 PM CST
Pam, you can grow 'regular' potatoes through the winter and harvest them in the spring. You might have to protect the foliage if you get cold temps, but just an old sheet or cardboard box will do it.

The sweet potatoes need warmth, so you could even plant them after you harvest your other potatoes, in the spring after danger of frost, so mid-March where you are?

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