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by giaur500
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Definitely white are worth a try. Even if you find them not as tasty as orange. Because they grow much better in temperate climate zone. Btw, purple is more difficult to harvest, because they grow much deeper than orange or white - longer roots and need to dig deeper. Maybe that's the reason of high...
by giaur500
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Well, flavor is similar. Purple variety is denser and drier than orange and also aroma is different. And you need to cook it longer. White variety is similar to orange, but without aroma specic to regular orange variety. And it's also less sweet and a bit drier too. In my opinion, orange variety has...
by giaur500
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Purple: https://i.imgur.com/BSaP2Cq.jpg Orange: https://i.imgur.com/jqeWt3Q.jpg White: https://i.imgur.com/v9Gwyrw.jpg White planted almost 2 months later than purples (at the middle of June, slips directly planted outdoors). White variety grows fastest. Onle one of them harvested, I will let the re...
by giaur500
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

New generation:
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I will try to keep it indoors all winter and keep it alive. Now it grows outdoor
by giaur500
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Actually, I think soil temperature was even higher than 35 on sunny days. Unable to stand on it without shoes, as it almost sears foots. Not less than 45-50 degree at the noontime. Of course, it's on the surface, layers located deeper won't be so hot.
by giaur500
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Ideally not less than 15 at night and 30-35 in direct sunlight. Direct sunlight recommend all day. In temperate climate zone you will never get too high temperature.
by giaur500
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Direct sunlight and warm soil are required. Otherwise it will always fail.
by giaur500
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 76
Views: 5619

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Season end soon, so it's time to.summarize. That's how my plants look now:
https://youtu.be/2YSddfu0wpQ

Look at that large bulb, grown from slip. Purple variety. All of them grow on open space without any greenhouse.
by giaur500
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 25632

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

That's bad luck. Maybe you will be succeded next time
by giaur500
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 25632

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

Year ago first frost at September 22. This year it may be better, or not. Next 10 days, average 18/8 degree day/night expected. Hot summer is over definitely. I'm not expecting yellow fruits to harvest, but some greens should be generated.

BTW how is yours? Have you got some fruits?
by giaur500
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 186
Views: 25632

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

That's how it looks now:

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Fruits are still green, but some of them are really large:

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by giaur500
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing eddoes in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Growing eddoes in the UK

It's a very attractive looking plant. Much more decorative than potatoes. Do they summer from any particular diseases like blight? As far as I know, red spider mite is common problem, although I'never seen it on my plants. But snails and slugs sometimes eat leaves or young shoots. No any particular...
by giaur500
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing eddoes in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Growing eddoes in the UK

I had planned to start them indoors in February/March and then move them outside. Does this sound like a good plan? Yes, that's what I did. Plant them indoors, and move outside as soon as night temperature is above 10 °C. For best results, you can even plant them indoors now or in September/Novembe...
by giaur500
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing eddoes in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Growing eddoes in the UK

So, unlike me, you are true gardener then :mrgreen:
by giaur500
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing eddoes in the UK
Replies: 17
Views: 4770

Re: Growing eddoes in the UK

I recorded short movie to show how it grows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYgMrgxhQMI

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