All About Growing Sweet Potatoes

From creamy white sweet potatoes to nutritious purple tubers, there are sweet potato varieties tailored to every gardener’s region and palate. Learn how to grow, harvest, cook and store the variety of your choice.



Three different varieties of sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes belong in the "Convolvulaceae," or morning glory family, as is evident by their morning glory-type blossoms.
Illustration By Keith Ward
Sweet potato being cooked in foil
Baked sweet potatoes slathered with butter and brown sugar are so sweetly warming that many people would consider them a dessert rather than a side dish.
Illustration By Keith Ward











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