Harvesting Georgia Jet Sweet Potatoes from Grow Box

After receiving a good hard frost we decided to dig up our Georgia Jet sweet potatoes.  We are tickled with our harvest that ended up filling a wheel barrow.  Not sure what the total weight as we just didn’t weigh them.
  They were growing in a 4 foot wide and 15 foot long grow box that was filled with a mixture of sand and sawdust.   Digging them was very easy, we used only our hands to sweep the sand and sawdust out of the way to expose the sweet potatoes. 

You can see the outline of the growbox in the picture below.  As you can see, they grew like mad.  Next year I will prune the vines as they grow beyond the box.



This was the average size of what we harvested.  They grew easily in our sand and sawdust and weren’t mishappen.



This is the completed harvest here in the wheel barrow. Not a bad haul for a 4 x 15 foot growing area!