After all danger of frost, when the soil is warm, plant in rows 2-3' apart, spacing the plants 15" apart. Grows best in well-drained, sandy soil. Harvest after the first frost (avoid bruising the sweet potatoes). Store at 55-60ºF.
In our trial gardens, we use black plastic to get a jump on the season. Create 16-20" wide raised beds and cover with black plastic, hilling earth over the edges to secure them. Cut an "X" in the plastic every 15", in a diamond pattern to make best use of the wide row. As you plant, make certain the roots are pressed firmly into the soil for good root-soil contact, and water with Organic Fish Fertilizer.
Shipping Information - While long a staple in the South, sweet potatoes are rapidly growing in consumer acceptance in New England and other areas of the North. With early-maturing varieties, be sure to try some this spring! Our sweet potatoes are extra select quality, freshly packed, and shipped directly from our growing station in Tennessee. We ship starting mid-April to early June, depending on your region and weather conditions. Sorry, we cannot ship sweet potatoes to AK, CA or HI.