Sweet Potatoes: The Sweetest Potato

Slip some nutritious and delicious sweet potatoes into this year’s vegetable patch.

Colorful Sweet Potato Varieties
Sweet potatoes come in a wide range of colors and sizes.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Sweet Potato Slips.
Sweet potato slips can be started by placing a potato in a warm, sunny window.
Growing Sweet Potato Plants
Sweet potatoes require lots of room in the garden, as well as lots of sun. Space the rows at least 3 to 5 feet apart.
Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
Use a fork to harvest sweet potatoes and avoid damaging the easily bruised roots.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Candied sweet potatoes are best served warm.
Photo courtesy ROSALIND CREASY

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