I put out over 1100 sweet potato slips yesterday. Come October, that should be a lot of sweet potatoes.
With Irish potatoes, you plant the potato itself (or a piece of it). Sweet potatoes are an entirely different plant (in the morning glory family). With sweet potatoes you plant slips (sprouts).
Best of all, we had a steady gentle rain all night, which is just what these plants need to get off to a good start.
For the last two weeks I’ve been spending almost all my time just trying to stay on top of things that can’t wait. This morning I’ll finish staking and tying the tomatoes and, hopefully, I can finally turn my attention to some of the many tasks that I’ve been neglecting. With everything growing like crazy it’s just hard to keep up this time of year.
Remember back in the winter when we were longing for summer? Well, we got it.