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I had to go back four pages to catch up on your conversation about sweet potatoes. Bob, you are so full of information. I had a sweet potato sprout last fall so I put it in a glass of water and the two vines grew to about six inches but roots never formed on the potato so I tossed it. When you said you took the "slips" and planted them made me corious. Can you expound on the process a bit? Thanks
... Muriel, what a vision!
I went straight to "... blew out my flip flop,Stepped on a pop top,Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home...."
Thank goodness for the Monty Python crew and Jimmy Buffet.
Rain storms today. Great day to go out and pick snails. Got me about a hundred this morning. Tried to claw up weeds between squalls. Ended up with so much mud on the bottom of my flip flops it pulled the toe anchor out. I was way out back, so I ended up doing a version of Monty Python's "Ministry of Silly Walks" to get back to the house.
Pic of garden today.
If they are organically grown they will not be sprayed with a sprout inhibitor. I took Trader Joes organic potatoes and planted them, and I got a great crop of thin skinned potatoes.
Vicky ... don't get me started on nematodes as I can bore you to death in minutes but I'll stop with "...the resistance reported for most varieties is not sufficient to enable the grower to ignore the other steps in nematode management. "Resistance" usually provides only partial protection against the species to which the variety is "resistant" and none at all against other kinds of nematodes." Long way of saying that not all resistant varieties are resistant to local nematodes...you have to match them up by type and variety and that's not a very exact science at times.
Here's a pretty good picture Catherine. Check your soil temp before planting and see it you can manage 55F or higher. They are very heat tolerant once established. Google: "sweet potatoes growing" and click "images" for more pics.
The companion book I grabbed is copy writed1973 says Nemagold sweet potatoes developed by the Oklahoma Experiment station have built in resistance to nematodes.
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