With frost threatening most nights lately, I decided it was time to dig my sweet potatoes. After a fairly cool and wet summer, I was not expecting a bumper crop, but after a very warm and dry September I have been pleasantly surprised at my sweet potato crop.
I had planted at the end of May with plants in 4-inch pots that were quite large when I placed them into the raised beds I had prepared. My variety was ‘Beauregard’ and they performed well.
We have had very good success with this variety in the past and they didn’t let us down this summer, even with the cool weather. Fried, baked, grilled, or candied, this Southern delicacy, produced organically can’t be beat here in the North.