The Homesteading Files: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

I have been gardening for years. I began as a 20-year-old in the Virginia mountains, raising my children, following the creed of John Prine's song "Spanish Pipe Dream" - "Blow up your TV. Throw away your paper. Go to the country. Build you a home. Plant a little garden. Eat a lot of peaches. Try an find Jesus on your own."
Gardening became my life. When I moved to North Florida, with promises of year-round growing, I was ever so excited. Nobody warned me that instead of soils, we would have sand, and gardening comes to a halt in the summertime heat. 
The one vegetable that I was able to keep growing through the summer was the sweet potato. I love sweet potatoes. They feed you through the winter and the greens, which grow prolifically through doubt and heat, are delicious cooked. 
I'm happy to share what I've learned to grow and enjoy this easy vegetable. 

Learn more ways to prep sweet potatoes for a meal from these eBooks: 

- The Sweet Potato Lover's Cookbook:  More than 100 ways to enjoy one of the world's healthiest foods / Lyniece North Talmadge

- Tots! A Cookbook / Dan Whalen

- High-Yield Vegetable Gardening / Brad Halm

Homesteading Files: Sweet Potatoes

Posted by JoanneT on April 14, 2020