[Market-farming] holding sweet potato slips
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Tue May 18 18:08:24 EDT 2010
On May 18, 2010, at 5:49 PM, beverly henkel wrote:
> bev. henkel here - zone 3,4 depending on who is checking. I meant
> once lantd as a gardener here told my husband if she did not pull
> the runners or scut them she had not potatoes. Maybe they were in
> need of water? But thank you. I have them planted in peat pots at
> the moment in the house and hope to get them out when the weather
> warms up in a few days.
What is "scut" them? I don't know the term.
I don't know whether it makes a difference if you don't grow them on
black plastic, as to whether it's a problem if you let the runners
root. The plastic will help warm the soil; for those of us up north
that can help, as they tend to like a warmer hotter summer than we
Do you know what variety you have? Not all varieties will produce that
far north -- maybe that's contributing to the problem the gardener who
talked to your husband was having?
I wouldn't plant them out before June, even where I am, unless you can
cover them against cold weather.
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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