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Old September 28, 2019   #1
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http://durgan.org/2019/September%202...HTML/index.htm 15 September 2019 Sweet Potatoes
The last of the sweet potatoes were dug. One was dug abut a week ago and the total weight from four plants was about 15 pounds. Good quality.
They are dried a bit and stored in the root cellar and used as required.

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Old October 4, 2019   #2
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Nice size sweet potatoes.
Hello Durgan,

I often read northern climates do not have a long enough season, but obviously the variety you are growing is very happy. Do you have a favorite?
On whim I planted a single 4 inch pot of Beaugard, a shorter season variety, and left it to fend for itself. The temps turned chilly this week and we will have a brief midweek warm up before frost sets in. The guessing is almost over. Your photos are encouraging!

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Old October 5, 2019   #3
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Those are really nice, Durgan! What a great return from just four hills. What variety did you use? Baked sweets, mashed sweets, sweet potato pie.... Mmmmm! And you'll have warm thoughts of summer during cold winter.
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Old October 6, 2019   #4
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Durgan! Good to see you posting. I've always admired your dedication to preserving and healthy eating. Fine looking sweets.
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Old October 6, 2019   #5
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Durgan! Good to see you posting. I've always admired your dedication to preserving and healthy eating. Fine looking sweets.
Me too.
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how do you get such uniform sizes and not monster sized tubers? I grew a dozen plants this year and I pulled a couple tubers from one plant and they are large enough to feed a family of 8 or maybe more....
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Old October 8, 2019   #8
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Agree, I need tons of advice. I pulled mine today - one giant and two little Beaugards. I knicked them all taking them out with a shovel. At least it was something. I hope they don't rot during curing so I can taste a homegrown sweet potato.

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I've grown them several times. In a relatively short growing season, unlike the deep south, I've found one drawback in my garden. They do not have the time to develop a tough skins. The skins easily peel away, making storage almost impossible. So, I usually cook most of them right after digging, and then freeze them for later use.
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Old October 31, 2019   #10
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Hi Durgan,
What they don't get juiced?
Just kidding good to see you back.
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Old January 12, 2020   #11
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I use to post on this forum but got blackballed and cannot post properly so I moved on.

I have a good garden and live by preserving using less than half an acre.

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Old January 13, 2020   #12
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I have juiced sweet potatoes, but they keep well in my root cellar so store them that way.

[IMG]16 September 2016 Sweet Potato Juice
Posted on September 16, 2016 by Durgan
http://durgan.org/2016/September%202...%20Juice/HTML/ 16 September 2016 Sweet Potato Juice
Seven pounds of the smaller sweet potatoes were made into seven liter of pressure canned juice. The slurry had very little gross material so it was only strained through the 2 mm mesh on the food mill. Seven liters of water was added to the cooking pot to make a drinkable juice. One pound of sweet potatoes to each liter of juice. The larger sweet potatoes were stored and will be used fresh. Pictures depict the juicing procedure.

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We grow in zone 4 Minnesota and would love any input from experienced growers from the north , This is what I know plant when soil has warmed , plant short season harvest before frost any other pointer would be helpful , anyone ever tried clear plastic for soil warming or other warming enhancers ? Thanks for any help
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Old February 24, 2020   #14
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Awesome Sweet Potatoes
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Durhan, where did you get the seed sweet potatoes originally?
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