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Chicopee, ma
Pamela12
Mar 12, 2018 3:19 PM CST
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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sooby
Mar 12, 2018 3:32 PM CST
Welcome!

I'm assuming they would not have survived a winter in MA. Have you looked for them?
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Philipwonel
Mar 12, 2018 3:36 PM CST
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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Chicopee, ma
Pamela12
Mar 12, 2018 3:48 PM CST
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.
Chicopee, ma
Pamela12
Mar 12, 2018 3:49 PM CST
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.
Ttfn 😀
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Thanks Philip


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purpleinopp
Mar 12, 2018 3:55 PM CST
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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Philipwonel
Mar 13, 2018 8:34 AM CST
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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