|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100′ Row||Average Yield / 100′ Row||Days to Harvest|
|100 slips||100+ lbs||90-120|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||70-90°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Heat-loving sweet potatoes are planted from bare-root slips (also called starts) as soon as the ground is well warmed and all danger of frost has passed. Slips should be planted as soon as they are received. Space plants: 12-18" apart with 3-4' between rows. The vines will spread and fill in, so give them plenty of room. Plant in a soil rich in organic matter. Sweet potatoes can be slow starters and they don't like to compete with weeds. Keep the area clear until the top growth fills in and acts as a natural mulch. Tip: Don't water your sweet potatoes during the final 3-4 weeks prior to harvest, to keep the mature tubers from splitting. Days to harvest: 90-120.