Past Meetup

Sweet Potato Patch 101

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Iggy's Acres

12147 Hill Rd. · Swartz Creek, MI

How to find us

Hill rd. between Duffield and Sheridan Rd. Blue mailbox, south side of road, long drive. Come in the garage door around the east side of garage.

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Hey everyone, I'm going to pass on what I learned last year on growing sweet potatoes. I am going to open it up for 4 hours so to give a wide block of time for those that need it. There will be class time, Q and A and discussion time. .............................If I can get a volunteer to work the hot dog cart, we will have hot dogs and chips with a water for a donation...……………. Last year I/we were able to harvest over a 100 pounds of sweet potatoes from a 18' diameter patch...………….Time is of the essence, slips need to be started in late February and there is planning and a couple tricks that I found...………………..I spent $5 on 5 sweet potatoes, $35 on a heat matt, 5 bucks on 3 roaster pans, $40 on a solar cover for swimming pool, an hour of tilling and mounding, 1/2 hour planting, 1/2 hour laying out the soaker hose system. I, with the help of a old friend, spent untold hours building a unnecessary, but extremely cool wattle fence around the patch. They get a dollar a piece for sweet potatoes, do the math...………………... I have an idea for an enhancement that would add ~30 more days to the growing season, from what I dug up last year, those 30 days should double the yield...……….. There will be discussion on preservation, that experiment is in progress while I type this :) So, hopefully we will be eating last years sweet potatoes too!...…………….. I'm alone here, so any help I can get would be greatly appreciated and would add to everyone's experience. Message me with your feedback and dates and times preferences. iggy, call me if you need to,[masked]