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Sweet Potato Growing Kit
Sweet Potato Growing Kit
Sweet Potato Growing Kit
Sweet Potato Growing Kit
Sweet Potato Growing Kit
Sweet Potato Growing Kit

Sweet Potato Growing Kit

Grow delicious, Sweet Potatoes at home!

Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Edible
Easy To Grow
  • Grow your own delicious, Sweet Potatoes.
  • A sweet & tasty alternative to white potatoes, but just as easy to grow!
  • Packed full of vitamins and healthy goodness, they're ideal for mashing, baking, chipping or even mixing into yummy curries, stews and casseroles.
  • This collection includes two vitamin-rich varieties, a purple and a red skin - perfect for growing in pots and containers.
  • The vigorous plants will develop large tubers in the summer and will be ready for harvest from September through to October.
  • Kit contains a collection of 6 plug plants; 3 of each variety Erato Orange and Erato White, plus 2 Heavy Duty 30 Litre Pots.
6 x Plug Plants plus 2x Heavy Duty Pots - Item: 340066
Only £14.99
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Product Description

This is the perfect way to grow your own Sweet Potatoes at home - no back-breaking digging required!

One of the most versatile vegetables, sweet potatoes have become exceedingly popular over the last decade thanks to their delicious flavour, ease of cooking and all the new and unique ways to create a storm in the kitchen - with a healthier twist on a normal white potato!

With extra dietary fiber in a sweet potato compared to a normal potato, many of us are adding more and more sweet potato into our diets, and it's so easy to do. From typical mashing, boiling or baking, to chips, soups, curries and stews, there are so many wonderful dishes that are so easy to make - so why not grow your own supply and save yourself some pennies on expensive supermarket prices?

This collection includes two vitamin-rich varieties, a purple and a red skin, that when grown by your own fair hands will add something a little special to your dishes.

Included in this collection;

Erato Orange - a typical orange-fleshed, red-skinned potato
Erato White - a slightly more unusual looking white fleshed, purple skinned sweet potato

Grow in hot conditions, preferably in a greenhouse or conservatory. Perfect for growing in pots, they'll grow to a maximum of approx. 30cm tall and with regular watering, the vigorous plants will develop large tubers in the summer and will be ready for harvest from September through to October. The tubers can even be harvested in the autumn and stored until you want to use them.

The heavy duty, 30-litre pots can be used year after year.

Supplied as a collection of 6 plug plants; 3 of each variety Erato Orange and Erato White. Includes 2 Heavy Duty 30 Litre Pots.

What Is Supplied

Item 340066 supplied as:
Supplied as a collection of 6 plug plants; 3 of each variety Erato Orange and Erato White. Also includes 2 Heavy Duty 30 Litre Pots.

Plant Information

Care Guide

How to Plant

  • Sweet potatoes are best grown from cuttings, which are not, in fact, rooted and technically called 'slips'.
  • You would normally buy them via mail order from late April onwards. When they arrive, pot them immediately into small pots of multi-purpose compost.
  • Keep the compost moist, using tepid water. Cover the pots with a clear plastic bag or place them in an unheated propagator, until they root.

 

How to grow

Outdoors: If grown outdoors, sweet potatoes need moisture-retentive, free-draining soil, in a sheltered, sunny position (they are particularly happy in organic rich sand).

  • Prepare the ground as necessary.
  • Use black polythene, to warm the soil and suppress weed growth. Lay the polythene over the soil several weeks before planting, from late March or April as the soil starts to warm up.
  • Grow the plants on in a bright, frost-free position in the greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill, until late May until early June, potting on as necessary.
  • ‘Harden off’ before planting outdoors, in slits through the polythene.
  • Cover with cloches or fleece – the temperature lift makes all the difference.

Indoors: Grow sweet potatoes in a glasshouse in large tubs, growing-bags or the glasshouse border, transplanting from the pots once they have produced plenty of roots.

  • The foliage can be trained up string, canes or trellis. Any good growing medium is satisfactory, including peat-free types.
  • Sweet potatoes crop best at temperatures between 21-26°C (70-80°F).
  • Keep greenhouse plants well-watered and feed every other week with a high-potassium liquid feed.
  • Overwinter plants in a frost-free greenhouse or windowsill.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
30cm
100cm
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Sweet Potato Growing Kit
Sweet Potato Growing Kit
6 x Plug Plants plus 2x Heavy Duty Pots
Item: 340066
Only £14.99