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Old Apr 3, 2008, 9:21 am   #1
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Hello, Now that we have our onions ready to plant,or are planted.
Has anyone planted sweet potatoes, and if so, what kind and how did they do?
I would like to try, (I think)
Unless you all say no luck with them.

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 6:44 pm   #2
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Donna, I grow Beauregards or Georgia jet every year, depending on the weather and amount of water you use, determines the outcome of the crop,mike
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 7:29 pm   #3
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Like miker says, both the Beauregards and Georgia Jets are excellent choices. I also like the Vardeman, as it is a bush variety, with beautiful foliage and great tasting spuds. My son-in-law swears by the Nancy Hall. I had some he had thrown in the oven last Christmas and they were very good. So I'm going grow them, Vardeman, and Georgia Jets this year. I get my slips at George's Plant Farm @ http://www.tatorman.com/. Give him a call, I'm sure he or his wife would give you some pointers for what to plant.

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 10:19 pm   #4
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George you da man!!! , have not ever been to that site, but they got my vote and order,mike
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 10:26 pm   #5
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George and his wife are good down to earth people. Their just like talking to family or MM members and they have good tators.

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 10:34 pm   #6
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Thanks Mike and Happy trails.
I am going to try the Georgia jets and Vardman.
Hope they do good, But I will be happy if they only do fair. LOL

Thanks for all the help,( Love this board, Frank. )

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 10:39 pm   #7
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Donna,

Make sure you plant them in hills or raised beds, otherwise, if planted in flat land you'll just get skinny little tators. Plant them about 10 inches apart and maybe only 8 inches apart on the Georgia Jets or you may end up with basketball size spuds.

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