Video: How to Harvest Sweet Potatoes

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Produced by: Danielle Sherry; Edited by: Cari Delahanty

Sweet potatoes take a long time to grow, so they're usually grown in warmer climates. But once you taste a fresh sweet potato, you'll want to grow them every year no matter where you live. Sweet potatoes need about 95 days to mature, but the longer you keep them in the ground, the bigger they'll get.

Make sure you dig them before your first frost date, because many grow just at the surface of the soil and frost can damage them. Stick your spade into the ground about 8 to 10 inches away from the main stem so you don't accidentally damage any potatoes.

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