Sweet Potato Planting Time!

Last fall several elementary students took home beginning sweet potato plants with instructions of how to care for them. Here is a current photo of one student, Owen, at home with his still living sweet potato plant! I am so pleased that his plant survived the winter! Students, did any of your sweet potato plants survive? Now is the time to plant them!

Roots of the sweet potato slips grow quickly when put in water

Sweet Potato Tips:
They like heat but need to be protected from the hot AZ sun in the afternoons. Use a cover pictured here or plant it under a tree so it is protected from the harsh sun. Remember to keep them watered!

Below is a YouTube video showing how easy potato harvesting is when using fabric bags. These are great for home use and can be purchased online at Walmart or any garden shop.