SOWING: Sweet Potatoes need well-drained and sandy loam soil. Tilling planting area just before planting will help with potato size. Aim for a pH between 6-7.0. You will receive bare-root slips. It is normal for them to be wilted, dry, or pale in color from shipping. If planting must be delayed, wrap the root end of the slips in moist paper towels, keeping the leaves and stems dry. Place upright and keep at room temp., out of direct sunlight and wind. Plant out as soon as danger of frost has passed, and soil temp. is at least 60°F. Plant slips 3-4″ deep, 10-18″ apart in rows 36-60″ apart. Keep well irrigated until plants are established.
HARVEST: Dig roots in fall before first frost. Dig under potatoes and lift up to expose.
STORAGE: Brush soil from roots and cure in a warm, dark, well-ventilated room for 4-7 days to toughen skin.