Hello Sweet Potato, hey!
Unlike regular potatoes, which grow best when the soil is cool, sweet potatoes like it hot! They are tropical plants that are very sensitive to cold weather. In warm climates, many gardeners plant sweet potatoes about a month after the last spring frost, when both the air and soil are dependably warm.
Emily – Root Radical CSA has figured out how to grow them on Howe Island in the Thousand Islands, Ontario Canada. Yes, right here in Canada, we can grow sweet potato. No need to import from the south.
It takes a keen farmer like Emily Dowling has there’s a definite technique to growing sweet potatoes. And it’s tricky.
Read Emily’s story and check her gallery