When you receive your plants, remove them from the packaging. Expect them to be wilted and dry looking from the transit time. “Set” plants about 12 inches apart as soon as possible … preferably near sundown to avoid exposure to the hot sun. If weather or other conditions prevent immediate planting, place roots in real wet, muddy soil in a shady spot or place roots in fresh, cool water. We suggest garden rows abut 3 feet apart with the row ridged to about 10-12 inches of loose soil. Be sure to cover the white part of the root, water, and firm up the soil around the root.
After planting, cultivate to minimize weed competition and irrigate if soil becomes too dry.
Remember to rotate each year where you plant sweet potatoes in your garden. Avoid heavily composted materials and soil that stays continuously damp as this can lead to scurf problems.