We hope everyone is enjoying their sweet potatoes this fall as much as we are! We will be sending out catalogs some time in December, so, start making plans to grow some of our fine sweet potato plants in your home garden this coming Spring and Summer!
Once you harvest your potatoes, make sure to keep them in a cool (50-60 degrees), dark place and leave them be until you are ready to wash and eat them. This will help them last for a long time.
Welcome to Steele Plant Company, LLC!
Steele Plant Company, Tennessee’s largest sweet potato plant dealer, was founded in 1953 in Gleason, Tennessee by Claude Steele and Dudley “Butch” Sanders. Claude was a produce man and Butch was a school teacher. At first, the sweet potato farm was designed to be a second income for the pair, but it quickly became a full-time business and family tradition.
Today, the Steele family continues this tradition … even the youngest members of the family helping out. The Steele Plant mission continues to “provide the best quality sweet potato plants and the best service possible.”
FUN FACT: Regular or ‘Irish’ potatoes are members of the nightshade family Solanaceae and the scientific name is Solanum Tuberosum. But sweet potatoes are members of the morning glory family and the scientific name is Ipomoca
–Be sure to check out the suggested harvesting instructions for your sweet potato crop.
–Check the maturity date of the variety of sweet potato that you ordered so you can know when to harvest them.
Plan now to put the best quality sweet potato plants in your 2023 spring garden!