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How to Grow and Harvest Sweet Potatoes in Your Garden

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 4 min read

From Thanksgiving casseroles to roasted side dishes, sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are a staple of American cuisine. With their bright orange flesh and sweet, earthy flavor, a sizable sweet potato crop can be a great addition to your vegetable garden—and these starchy root vegetables can last for up to six months in the pantry.