Growing Calendar for Sweet Potato Carolina Ruby x5 Slips
Delivery: Mid April to Late May
Proven vigorous in recent trials, this variety reliably produces potatoes of rich dark orange flesh with a contrasting dark skin.
Crops from an attractive climbing plant with ornamental heart-shaped leaves and morning-glory flowers, so is good for decorating the vegetable plot while waiting for ample harvests.
Delivered to you as 5 ‘slips’ – young plants developed from the potato tubers, ready to form a healthy-root system once planted.
They revive well from delivery if you place the slips in water overnight.
The following day pot them up with multi-purpose compost in individual containers covering the stems right up to the base of the leaves. Grow them on in pots for up to a month, or overwinter, in frost-free conditions, if possible in a humid environment, so they develop a strong network of roots.
Transplant into bigger container or soil (preferably in greenhouse borders) in mid-spring, once risk of frosts has passed.
Although they are tender vegetables, they are less fussy about what soil acidity they are planted in; just ensure that it’s a fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny site (21-26°C).
Harvest when leaves yellow and wither in mid- to late summer
nice looking little healthy plants, have potted them on as per instructions and they are growing away quite happily, looking forward to a good crop.
Same as for other slips arrived stuffed through letter box in envelope were not rooted and not put without wet tissue were in sorry state very disappointed
Sweet potatoes are colourful, tasty and lower in calories than traditional potatoes. View here how to grow your own!
Please unpack the plants as soon as you receive them and sit them in a tray of shallow water if they appear to have dried out in transit.
Make this cream-free but creamy soup, it's bound to be a hit with all ages!
Four healthy ingredients to make these moist chocolate brownies!
Make this healthy and tasty sweet potato dish!
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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