How To Grow Sweet Potatoes In Buckets

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Potatoes, I love you BUT you are not sweet. *giggles* Some days I just want to enjoy something sweet and starchy. This why I learnt how to grow sweet potatoes vines indoors and how to grow sweet potatoe slips from soil. Today I ran into this article on how to grow sweet potatoes in plastic buckets.

What are some of the other advantages of eating sweet potatoes over potatoes? Well they seem to have more of the good stuff like fiber and nutrients. They have fewer calories but similar carbs. If you are on the Paleo diet, you know they do get a lot of good mentions. You can grow organic sweet potatoes from the grocery store or farmers market.

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes in 20 Gallon Plastic Buckets
Photo credit: fivegallonideas.com
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 5 gallon plastic bucket
  • 20 gallon plastic bucket
  • organic sweet potatoes
  • potting soil
  • organic fertilizer
  • hand drill

The first thing you need to do before you can grow your sweet potatoes, you will need to grow some slips. Grab the 5 gallon plastic bucket, drill some drainage holes in the bottom for drainage, fill it up with potting soil and then place your seed potatoes on the top. with the tops exposed.

When the slips are ready for transplanting, you can plant them in a 20 gallon plastic bucket. Each one should only have a maximum of 6 slips in it. They should be ready for harvest in about 4 months.

Keep them in a warm humid area at least 80 degrees F for 14 days after harvest before you can store at room temperature for up to 12 months. You can expect around 20 to 25 pounds of sweet potatoes per bucket, it all depends on how well you maintained your plants.

You can get more information on the Five Gallon Ideas, here…

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes In Buckets

You can watch the video below on how to plant sweet potato slips…


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