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What new plants are you trying in the garden this year?

maryannnewcomer | Posted in Mountain West Gardening on

I finally found an Oklahoma Redbud (I know, not part of the Mountain West). It is said to be reliably hardy here and rumor has it, it performs better in our 100 degree summer/desert climate. We shall see. 

Are you growing something new to you? Vegetables? Flowers? Shrubs? Trees? Let’s visit about this. I look forward to hearing your stories.

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    marti_n_midwest_moderator | | #1

    I am going to try growing Sweet Potatoes for the first time. I have no idea how well it will work, but why not give it a try. They are really healthy and my dogs love Sweet Potatoe Chips. Just a couple of plants. If anyone has advice for me I am all ears.

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    maryannnewcomer | | #2

    Hey Marti!
    I checked with my friend who also loves sweet potatoes. Her favorites to grow are Bonita and Murasakis.

    Good luck!

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      marti_n_midwest_moderator | | #3

      Thank you for the advice.

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      Plantswoman | | #4

      Do they come as seeds? I was thinking like potato starts but no?

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        maryannnewcomer | | #5

        You are correct, you need to find slips/starts. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange has an extensive selection. I've not grown them, but now you are making me think I should get on board and give them a try! They have no tolerance for cold, so wait until it is good and warm. Good luck.

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