Sweet Potato Harvest 10/8/2023

  • Sweet Potato Harvest 10/8/2023

    Posted by DebbieS on October 9, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    I followed Danny’s Sweet Potato Manual and got a better harvest this year in my 4’x8’ raised bed. I was thankful to have minimal vole damage. I noticed the larger potatoes grew around the perimeter of the bed. I harvested a few st 122 days. They were decent sized. I left the rest of the bed to go for 142 days and was pleasantly surprised with a decent amount of potatoes. I broke off those two Cherokee Tan Pumpkins when I was pulling the sweet potato vines. I am hoping they will continue to ripen. I can’t wait until next year!

    • This discussion was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  DebbieS.
    DebbieS replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 7 Members · 12 Replies
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  • Leon

    Member
    October 9, 2023 at 8:58 pm

    Looks like a wonderful harvest. Gongrats!

    • DebbieS

      Member
      October 10, 2023 at 1:33 am

      Thank you!!

  • Emil

    Member
    October 9, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    I also followed Danny’s advice 1st year i have actually got sweet potatoes☺️👍

    • DebbieS

      Member
      October 10, 2023 at 1:33 am

      Yes, his method is tried and true.

  • FLgarden

    Member
    October 10, 2023 at 1:17 am

    Great harvest for a small area. I’m watching my own patch carefully. I don’t want to harvest too early and miss out on the growth that they do in the last couple of weeks. I also don’t want to wait too long as they can deteriorate too.

    • DebbieS

      Member
      October 10, 2023 at 1:36 am

      Yes that is what I was thinking. Last year I harvested at about 120 days or earlier and had small potatoes so I tested them then waited another 20 days before harvesting.

  • MartHale7

    Member
    October 10, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Looking good! Hard work paying off

    • DebbieS

      Member
      October 11, 2023 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you!

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  DebbieS.
  • RiceAndEggsToday

    Member
    October 10, 2023 at 3:42 am

    Very nice! Congrats.

    • DebbieS

      Member
      October 11, 2023 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you!

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by  DebbieS.
  • DebbieS

    Member
    October 9, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    Thank you!

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