Growing Calendar for Sweet Potato Beauregard -5 Slips root
Delivery: Late February to Late April
The best sweet potato variety for the UK climate with a compact habit and high yields.
The plants (slips) are resistant to fusarium wilt and rots. The deep orange flesh tastes delicious and stores very well. For best results plant in full sun to develop maximum sweetness.
Plant in late April - May, Harvest in October
Unlike traditional potatoes, Sweet Potatoes are grown from unrooted or partially rooted cuttings known as ‘slips’. (The average length of a slip is 8in/20cm). As soon as the slips arrive immerse them in a glass of water so that ¾ of the stem is submerged; leave them overnight to revive and firm up ready for potting on.
Pot up each slip into a deep container; it’s important to cover the stems completely right up to the first leaves. Leave them for 8-12 days to kick start the roots into growth. Keep them somewhere warm and frost free.
Plants arrived in good condition good growing on instructions
Product was packaged poorly. Live plants in a Jiffy bag which would clearly be squashed in the post. Only 1 of 5 plants was any good.
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