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Old June 12, 2017   #46
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interesting Worth.

how much water? I put mine in the hightunnel and they are little bushes at this point but I think I need to put in a drip tape for them. probably too dry for them there.

Durgan, were they purple fleshed or just purple skinned?
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The skin was purple only. I don't see them often in the Supermarket. The common type is Beauregard.

I don't know the name of the purple skinned type that I am growing.
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I haven't read every last post... I have a headache... it is too much to focus on right now, but do you pinch the vines to make them bushier or let them go? more foliage = more potatoes? bigger potatoes? I would speculate large croppers don't do a thing but does it make a difference?
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I dont pitch vines but I have very little experience other than on the farm growing up.
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Old February 28, 2018   #50
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Bumping.

Sandhill is giving me the courage to try sweet potatos. My kids love them--now. THey look easy to grow, just need enough heat.

I did the calculation and plan to try some of the early varieties to hedge my bet. Not sure the grocery varietes are early so dont want to waste my time.

Maine Potato Lady has just a few varieties listed.
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