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What is eating my beautiful plant?

Looks more like animal than bug damage. Deer would be prime suspects, there is almost no plant they will not eat. Here, they walk across a wood deck to eat plants in pots. I cut wire fencing into ...
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Sweet potato leaf disease?

I am not sure, but it could be colleters. There is a story here about colleters on sweet potatoes, the photos look a little bit different though. They think it is because of overheating. It can also ...
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Sweet potato - very large leaves - overfertilization?

Disclaimer: While I have a lot of experience with plants and fruiting vegetables, I don't have a lot of experience with sweet potatoes. I wouldn't worry about it. They're too young for that kind of ...
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What is this plant? (sweet potato?)

It's common nightshade. It's not considered an edible, in fact, it's toxic.
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How do you make conventional (non-organic) Okinawan sweet potatoes sprout?

I'm in Hawaii and Okinawan sweet potato is quite common here. Due to this we don't always gobble them up right away and often tend to leave them in a basket for a longer time than most other areas. ...
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Sweet potato - leave in the ground for winter

Assuming you don't have subsurface vermin issues (in-ground is the way I learned to store carrots - but our carrots and beets were both savaged by burrowers this year before harvest, so storing them ...
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Sweet potato planting distance

There are several varieties. Each will want a different density. You want them far enough apart that they don't shade each other or compete underground. Your source of seeds should be able to tell you ...
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Sweet potato - leave in the ground for winter

To answer my question. Result: failure. Roots destroyed completly. Nothing left.
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Sweet potato - very large leaves - overfertilization?

well, it seems they've been overfertilized in this case. Otherwise, I have no idea why I got so bad results. Bunch of large leaves, but tubers are very thin and long. There was fermented nettle ...
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Cure sweet potatoes - sprout during cure process + white coating

My thoughts would be that the tubers are too warm and too wet. They think conditions are right for vegetative growth, not curing. I harvested my sweet potatoes (Georgia Jet) about 10 days ago. They go ...
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Sweet potato - wrinkled leaves

All looks normal to me, no real sign of disease or pests, might just be a variety characteristic. I have Georgia Jets which do not show any wrinkling. Check under the leaves and if nothing I would say ...
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Possible to grow sweet potatoes in towers?

Yes, this is a possibility, you can do as you suggest and treat the sweet potatoes as white potatoes and there is a chance you can get a crop. However the devil is in the details and there are a ...
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Do sweet potato tops make good fertiliser tea?

Sweet Potatoe stems leaves, and peeling (from the roots) are excellent in solid compost and liquid compost tea or fertilizer tea. The only difference is how much water you add and whether the compost ...
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How to grow leaves from a sweet potato (not in a jar of water)?

I started mine by carefully cutting out the slips and planting them outside. You could the same thing in a pot. Just keep it moist until it takes hold.
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