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Indianapolis, IN
debandkids3
Nov 5, 2017 4:27 PM CST
Our weather in IN has been cold/hot/cold again. I finally got the sweet potatoes out, but I understand they need to be "cured". I have no dry warm place for them, except in the house. What should I do? I don't have that many as I just planted one plant, but I hate to lose them. They look yummy!
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porkpal
Nov 5, 2017 9:24 PM CST
If you have room in the house, bring them in.
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purpleinopp
Nov 6, 2017 8:56 AM CST
Yes, put them on a sunny windowsill for a few days, up to a week. That should cure them. I've eaten uncured SP's before, and they are fine, just not as sweet. The curing causes more sugars to form, more sweet flavor.
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Indianapolis, IN
debandkids3
Nov 6, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Thank you for your responses. I brought them in, although finding a SUNNY windowsill in Indiana in November is a tough one, haha.
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purpleinopp
Nov 6, 2017 9:46 AM CST
I really don't know if the heat or the UV rays are the primary factor in the curing.
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Philipwonel
Nov 6, 2017 6:47 PM CST
I believe Tiffany is correct. My sister hooked up curing them . She read : To put them in closed paper bag, in bathroom, for ! It was either 4 or 6 weeks.
SO ! Evidently ? There's more ways to cure a sweet tater, then y'all thought.
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