I love growing sweet potatoes. I especially love growing purple sweet potatoes but really, they are planted and harvested and cooked pretty much the same as the more common orange sweet potatoes. Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of growing and preserving sweet potato information, and also many recipes. This page is a place to find all of this information.
Growing Sweet Potatoes…
- Growing Purple Sweet Potatoes – everything that you need to know about growing purple sweet potatoes specifically. They are an easy crop to grow in the garden!
- How to Plant Sweet Potatoes – learn how to properly handle potato slips and how to plant them the right way.
- How to Harvest Sweet Potatoes – everything that you need to know about harvesting, curing, and storing sweet potatoes.
Videos about Growing Sweet Potatoes…
- Growing Purple Sweet Potato Slips – in this video, I show how I grow my own purple sweet potato slips, however, you can do the same to produce slips from any kind of sweet potato.
- Harvesting Purple Sweet Potatoes – this was our 2020 harvest from our small garden around the house.
- Planting 138 Purple Sweet Potato Slips – the first time (May 2023) that we planted a 70-foot bed of purple sweet potatoes.
- Harvesting Giant Purple Sweet Potatoes – our October 2023 purple sweet potato harvest. We had one potato that weighed 15lb!
Preserving Sweet Potatoes…
- How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes – learn how to preserve your sweet potatoes by freezing them in a few different ways.
- Purple Sweet Potato Chips – this method of drying sweet potatoes is done in the oven.
Sweet Potato Recipes…
- Mashed Purple Sweet potatoes – very cool-looking purple mashed potatoes! Also, very easy to make and a great side dish.
- Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes – these are served with a delicious garlic sauce.
- Simple Sweet Potato Bread Recipe – this old-fashioned sweet potato bread is delicious and really easy to make.
- Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries – the best side dish to any meal. These are baked after they are covered with a delicious sauce.
- 40 Purple Sweet Potato Recipes – a collection of 40 sweet potato recipes from around the internet.
- Baked Purple Sweet Potato Recipe – simple and delicious. This is my very favorite way of serving purple sweet potatoes.
I hope that this page was helpful! It’s definitely reflecting my love for sweet potatoes, and if you love sweet potatoes as well, I hope that you found valuable information here. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi! I’m Lady Lee. I help homesteaders simplify their homesteading journey while still producing a ton of food! I am a single mother of four, I was born in Israel and raised in an agricultural commune called a Kibbutz. Now I homestead in central NC.