Sweet Potatoes: The Sweetest Potato

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

Sweet Potato Slips.
Sweet potato slips can be started by placing a potato in a warm, sunny window.
Colorful Sweet Potato Varieties
Sweet potatoes come in a wide range of colors and sizes.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Candied sweet potatoes are best served warm.
Photo courtesy ROSALIND CREASY
Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
Use a fork to harvest sweet potatoes and avoid damaging the easily bruised roots.
Photo courtesy DAVID CAVAGNARO
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.

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