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Mar 12, 2018 3:19 PM CST
Chicopee, ma
I planted sweet potatoes last year but never harvested them. I'm aware in the north they are perennials so, what do I do?
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Mar 12, 2018 3:32 PM CST
Name: Sue
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Welcome!

I'm assuming they would not have survived a winter in MA. Have you looked for them?
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Mar 12, 2018 3:36 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Dig em up, and start eating them, now, like ! Today !!!
Curing them makes them sweeter, and last longer.
Google, curing and storing them. There are different methods.
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Mar 12, 2018 3:48 PM CST
Chicopee, ma
sooby said: Welcome!

I'm assuming they would not have survived a winter in MA. Have you looked for them?


No the ground is still frozen. I was just planning my garden for this year and didn't know what to expect.
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Mar 12, 2018 3:49 PM CST
Chicopee, ma
Philipwonel said:Dig em up, and start eating them, now, like ! Today !!!
Curing them makes them sweeter, and last longer.
Google, curing and storing them. There are different methods.
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Thanks Philip
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Mar 12, 2018 3:55 PM CST
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If the ground froze, the potatoes did too, and this is why they are not hardy in zones where the ground freezes. I would assume this would turn them into mush... that may or may not still be something you would notice if excavated. I guess it would depend on how long the ground has been thawed at the time of excavation, and if the worms & other munchers of rotting OM have had time to eat that material yet.

Please let us know what you find! If you do find potatoes that aren't mushy, they should be delicious. Let them cure in the sun for a few days to increase the sugar content, and thus the flavor.
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Mar 13, 2018 8:34 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
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I was kind-of-afraid 😟, you were going to say your ground was frozen.😭

Look at the bright side though 😀.
This year. People will ask you, "how come this part of your garden is growing better than the rest ! What are are you fertilizing them with ? "
Imagine there looks, when you tell them, OH ! Just sweet potatoes !!! Rolling on the floor laughing

It should be interesting, to see what grows well there. 🕵️😀😀😀

Of course, now. I hope they all didn't get frozen. Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up

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