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lilcee
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I know it's not frost - it's been in the 90's here. My husband was thinking water damage too. It is pretty hot. I started watering them around the bottom and try not to get any on the leaves. Thanks for your suggestion

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If you water in the evening about an hour before sun down you won't have to worry about water damage. Mother nature usually makes rain in the evening so it is natural for the plants to get wet then. I always give my plants a good drink of water by watering the soil first then I put the garden hose on spray and give the plants a good shower. The shower cleans the plants. I try not to get much water on the soil around the plants that will only make weeds grow. A little water is OK if weeds try to sprout the soil soon dries out and the weeds die. Once I get weeds under control usually when it gets 85+ degrees and sunny all day about mid June I have no weed problems the rest of the summer. If I mulch my garden that makes the soil hold moisture and all the weed seeds sprout and grow. Dry soil makes the plants grow deep roots in search of water a very hot dry summer does not bother the plants much at all.

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Thanks, I'll give that a try

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Alas, another sweet potato question!

I am attempting my first try at sweet potatoes. I have had a half of a sweet potato "slipping" for quite a while now and it's not even an inch tall, with *no* roots? I'm thinking I just might plant it as is, with the small slip above ground into my raised bed.
Think this might work?
Anyone? ;)

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I'm just going to give you the [url=http://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=136355#136355]same advice I gave Gixx in this post on Page 2 of this thread[/url].

I decided to try planting some of the not-yet-vining "slips" in sunniest of the sweet potato designated beds today. I used a sharp knife to cut off a piece of the mother potato with a cluster of sprouts -- they were near one end as Gary350 suggested. When I carefully dug that piece out of the sandy soil in the window box, I discovered they had great set of roots. I cut/dug up a few more and planted them with their little chunk of mother potato attached. I had one that I accidentally cut off of the potato but it had nice set of roots so I think it has a good start. 90/63ºF and 89/64ºF next couple of days, then dipping back down to 74/53ºF and then 71/55ºF :roll: We're not quite there yet.

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Sweet potatoes

Still not sure. Should I pile dirt along the sides, bury the vines or pile dirt in spots?

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I think this is a really ood subject since more and more people like sweet potatoes for their flower boxes. We have had one sweetpotato in a half wine barrel with a tall spike and its is really nice the seet potato climbs down fron the barrel toward the ground! Fro what I read here 80 to 90 is idea to stat the plants. i think that is m problem! I will take 2 sweet potatoes and put some dirt and water in a keddle and place3 it beside the hot water tank that is nea a window in the basement and I think the extra heat will work! Even the top of a hot
water tank is only warm depends on the tank! But I think it will work! Thanks Apple. You are not related to Jonny Apple seed are you!!!
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Out of 10 sweet potatoes put in water none did a thing and it has been a month!! I think its the city water. I put 6 in dirt this week in the green house!
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