We're so excited for this weekend's sale of sweet potato plants, and want to make sure everyone has what they need to enjoy these wonderful plants.
Here's a link to the information we'll be handing out to everyone who comes out to the greenhouses for the sale.
You can grow them in containers too. They look beautiful in containers and whiskey barrels, apple crates, five gallon buckets with holes drilled out for drainage are all great, low cost options.
We recommend Fort Vee as a growing medium for containers, as we do for all container plants. Sweet potatoes need a loose and well-drained soil, whether in a container or in the ground.
By now you're wondering how many plants you should get, and how many things you can cook with your sweet potatoes. Here are some recipes to tempt you:
- The recipes from the very first Red Wagon Plants Recipe Contest , including Creamy Sweet Potato Soup, Sweet Potato Buttermilk Biscuits, prize-winning Sweet Potato Corn Chowder, Sweet Potato Bake, Velvety Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, and (yes!) Sweet Potato Smoothies and Creamsicles
- Sweet Potato Hummus
- Oven-Roasted Sausage, Sweet Potatoes & Grapes
- Sweet Potato-Amaranth Breakfast Cereal
We hope to see you this weekend!