“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Sweet Potato Harvest

sweet potato harvest

One should harvest sweet potatoes after the first frost has killed the plants or when day time temperatures have dropped into the 50s F.  Dig the tubers with a pitch fork and if any get bruised, use those first because they will not store as well.  Cure tubers by laying them out in the sun for a day followed by a warm (80 F) humid location out of direct sun for a couple of weeks.  Finally store them in a dry, cool spot.  They should store up to 5 -6 months.

Tubers harvested from one sweet potato plant

If anyone has any experiences they would like to share concerning their sweet potato harvest, sweet potatoes in a polyculture, or anything related please leave a comment.