In a series of illustrated steps, we walk you through how to start your sweet potatoes from slips; from the day your slips arrive, we show you what to do should you need to hold them over until you are able to plant them in the ground, lay the mulch, space your holes, dibble in the slips, and why it can make a difference to add a protective layer of row cover. Johnny's research and trialing team provides easy-to-follow tips and photos showing what to expect and do, to assure your sweet potatoes take off from the get-go.
Guidelines, specifics, and variety recommendations on best storage practices — temperature, humidity, and optimal shelf life — for enjoyment of classic storage crops such as roots and tubers like rutabagas, beets, turnip, cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and leeks, well into the winter months.
This Tech Sheet provides instructions for growing sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) from slips. Cultural information detailed in this tech sheet covers basic soil requirements; planting instructions; pests and diseases; harvesting instructions; and storage recommendations.
Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing sweet potatoes. Read more for a successful harvest!
Sweet potatoes are easy to grow and highly nutritious. Using black plastic helps warm the soil and will get your slips off to a good start.