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Cultivation and benefits of sweet potatoes

I have potatoes, but recently I read an article about benefits of sweet potatoes and I wonder if they do not start growing them. What do you think?

Last edited: 07 November 2017 16:52:15


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,587

    Sweet potatoes are very nutritious as well as tasty and count as a vegetable in your 5-a-day whereas ordinary potatoes don't.   However, sweet potatoes are rather difficult to grow in northern climes as they need reliable warm and moisture to ripen and grow to a decent size. 

    I, for one, will carry on buying them as they're cheap enough and keep well so when I see some very good ones I can stock up.  We like them roasted, mashed, in curries, baked as dauphinoise and so on.  Very rarely eat ordinary potatoes.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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