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They should all be 3 feet from one another, the tomato plants and the potatoes. Its not to prevent blight, but to prevent disturbing the roots of the tomatoes if you dig up some potatoes nearby, and to prevent blossom end rot caused by insufficient water/calcium availability for the tomatoes. The greater distance also makes it less likely that any plant will ...


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The county extension always gave the advice to keep them in a warm humid environment. I don't have the ideal location, but I took the advice of my neighbor with good results: keep them in your bathroom with a pot of water nearby and do not vent the heat from showering. After a couple weeks store them in your pantry and cut the bad spots off only when ready ...


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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 smaller sections and make cages to go around each plant or protect small areas.


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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 be a fungal infection, but usually you can scrape that off the leaves.


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You can also cook some candy, sweet potato candy is one of my favorite dessert when fall. Sweet Potato Candy Recipe 2 pounds of washed and same sized clean potatoes 1 cup of water 1 pound of sugar 2 cinnamon sticks Preparation: Put the sweet potatoes, the water and cinnamon in a cooking pot and cook for 30 mins. Melt the sugar apart and add it ...


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There are two links below - the first one says you need to cure them at 80/90 deg F, the second one, to do with freezing sweet potatoes, suggests you can and should store them for a week in cooler (55-60 deg F) temperatures, and then cook and freeze them. I imagine the difference in the advice is to do with long term storage as opposed to preparing to freeze ...


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It's common nightshade. It's not considered an edible, in fact, it's toxic.


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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 not to be concerned.


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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 number of things that make the process more difficult with the sweet potato. White potato is a cool weather short season crop. In temperate zones it is quite easy ...


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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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