[Market-farming] Planting Sweet Potatoes

neff2002 at tds.net neff2002 at tds.net
Fri Jun 13 13:43:10 EDT 2008

 the reason you may need to use plastic is the 100-120 day to havervest, 
will it be 85 degress or more there in about 90 days
jr neff
reagan, tn
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allan Balliett" <aballiett at frontiernet.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 8:33 PM
Subject: [Market-farming] Planting Sweet Potatoes

>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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