Harvesting in Autumn: Storing for Winter: Is the process the same for SWEET Potatoes?

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Harvesting in Autumn: Storing for Winter

By TBGDN
October 11, 2015

My memories of the years when I was a young lad are full of scenes relating to autumn harvests of staple foods from the fields and gardens. It was considered wasteful, even sinful, back then not to plan ahead and prepare for the coming winter months. This activity began in the mid-summer months, but it accelerated rapidly as we moved into late summer and early fall.

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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
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Gymgirl
Oct 12, 2015 8:54 AM CST
I have a small bed of sweeties to harvest in the next few days. Do I lay them out the same as the Irish potatoes, and let them dry? Confused

I've been reading all sorts of instructions on "curing" them in high humidity conditions that I don't readily have available. Laying them out would be perfect for me -- except -- do squirrels eat sweet potatoes laying out in the garden bed? Confused

They're digging up every bed that's not covered, right now, burying nuts. Don't wanna give them a free meal of sweeties, too!!!

LMK. Thanks! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Oct 12, 2015 11:13 AM CST
Hi Linda,
You've asked a question that I know very little about. Although I love them, I have never grown them. So I must disqualify myself right here. *Blush* I will leave this open to others who might see this question. Meanwhile I've run across a couple links that look very promising. Hope this helps! And maybe someone with experience will jump in here too. Smiling

http://garden.org/ideas/view/SongofJoy/186/All-About-Sweet-P...

http://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/1400/ATP-Podcast-29-Growin...


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Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
"Godspeed, & Good Harvest!"
Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Canning and food preservation Gardens in Buckets
Tip Photographer Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ferns
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Gymgirl
Oct 12, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Thanks for the links!

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