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  1. I planted two to three sweet potato slips in the ground and in bags. After reading your site’s information I believe the potatoes are rotten. I have been water them once or twice a day since I planted them in late may or early June. The leaves are turning purple and I have seen a few flowers from leaves. Only a few leaves are yellow. Should I check a bag and see if the potatoes are rotten?
    Wanda, Lynchburg VA

    1. Hi Wanda,
      It sounds like your sweet potatoes got off to a great start. Once the plants are established, they don’t need to be watered as frequently as you did. Although with the dry summer we had in Virginia, I did water more frequently this year than in years past. Check the days to maturity date for the variety of sweet potatoes you planted and that will give you the best idea of when to check on your roots. Wishing you all the best!

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