Growing sweet potatoes in pots can be a rewarding and delicious endeavor, especially if you have limited garden space. With the right care, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest of sweet and nutritious sweet potatoes. Here’s a step-by-step guide to growing tons of sweet potatoes in pots:
1. Choose the Right Container:
Select large containers with a minimum depth of 12 inches and a capacity of at least 5 gallons. Sweet potatoes need ample space for their roots to develop and grow.
2. Use High-Quality Potting Mix:
Sweet potatoes thrive in well-draining soil that is loose and rich in organic matter. Use a good quality potting mix or create a blend of garden soil, compost, and sand to ensure the right soil structure.
3. Start with Sweet Potato Slips:
Sweet potatoes are typically grown from slips, which are sprouts that develop from mature sweet potatoes. Purchase sweet potato slips from a nursery or create your own slips by placing a sweet potato in water, suspending it with toothpicks, and letting it sprout. Once the slips are about 6 inches long, gently remove them from the sweet potato and plant them in the container.
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