Sweet potato's in containers?

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Sweet potato's in containers?

Postby mr-cecil » Sun May 18, 2014 6:34 pm

Hi there,

I'm thinking about growning some sweet potato's in a container. Research on the internet suggests it is possible. I was thinking of using a potato bag or a 20 litre pot.
I also get the impression that I any compost would work, but it would be a good idea to add some sand.

Does anybody have any advice on this? Has anyone tried growning them in containers in the UK?
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Re: Sweet potato's in containers?

Postby peter » Sun May 18, 2014 7:02 pm

Not done so myself, but I believe they need a longer period of warmth than we get naturally. :wink:
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Re: Sweet potato's in containers?

Postby Santa_stunt_double » Tue May 20, 2014 6:53 pm

One of the big Seed/Plant suppliers was selling 'slips' to plant two or three years ago.

We tried 20 slips, 10 each of two varieties, grown in an unheated greenhouse, in potato stacks. The 10 planted earliest died off fairly quickly, the latter 10 did grow, but the sweet potatoes when harvested were very thin and tasteless.

Possibly significant that the suppliers are not promoting as much as they did.
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