[Market-farming] Planting Sweet Potatoes

Allan Balliett aballiett at frontiernet.net
Thu Jun 12 21:33:11 EDT 2008

I just got my slips today and will plant them tomorrow.

I'm in the mid-Atlantic, near DC.

Temps have been in the 90s recently and, at best, will be in the 80's 
for the next many months.

Is there any soil temp related reason why I should plant the sweet 
potates on black plastic?

We usually get good enough weed suppression from the spud leaves that 
I don't worry about that.

But things I've read recently make me think that MAYBE I should be 
providing more soil heat.

What do you think

-Allan Balliett
Shepherstown, WV

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