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    Anybody know sweet potatoes???

    Hi All,

    My wife wants me to plant some sweet potatos this year. I, being the gardener in the family, said sure no problem, like I've done it before. Does anyone know first, where to get some potato plants? Secondly, does anyone know how far apart to plant them? How much room is needed?

    Anything ya'll know would be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Ray in South Louisiana

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    I don't know if these folks will sell small quantities or not. But there seems to be time to start your own if you want to.

    Sweet Potatoe Culture

    How to Grow Sweet Potato Slips:
    http://members.aol.com/SPVine/garden/garden1.htm



    This is a fun site, written by George W. Carver in 1937.

    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/p...tpotatoes.html

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    Sweet potato source

    Contact the Steele Plant Company, in Gleason, TN. 731-648-5476. They sell about 15 different varieties of sweet potato plant, and all are certified disease free. They send planting instructions. With sweet potatoes plant in the worst soil you have. The richer the soil the more vines you get and the fewer potatoes.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll be ordering some slips tomorrow. The article by Carver was great. Good reading if you have 10-15 minutes, everybody.
    Ray in South Louisiana

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    Ray, in case you're interested here's a shorter link similar to Carver's concerning growing your own slips. Nola's a neat lady and would be glad to answer questions.

    http://www.countrylife.net/servlets/...D=953664291140

    Ros

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