This will be my first year ever growing sweet potatoes. If the weather keeps up with above average temperatures I might succeed. I'm going to give them the circle garden to grow in as it is the warmest part of the garden. It gets the most sun and it is surrounded by a brick path on three sides. And the walls of the raised beds are made by bricks. So think hot.
Right now I have some of the smaller Asian greens growing in one of the beds in the circle garden. Above is some Choy Sum coming up. The tatsoi, white stemmed baby bok choy, and Fun Jen are all coming up well. The Shanghai bok choy has only a few up. I think this is its last year. So sad. You can bet I'll be ordering more come next winter. The seed from that and from the white stemmed bok choy and the choy sum were a gift from Mac years ago. One year during my seed give away I asked if anyone had any Asian greens they liked. She sent me a ton of different seeds.
Gardeners are so generous. This year I didn't ask for anything, but Norma offered to send me sweet potato slips. Whoohoo! They came this week. We were both a bit worried about Monday night's cold temps, but luckily they weren't left out on a truck that night as they arrived safe and sound. She sent four varieties. Korean Purple. Purple, and two whose names are unknown. The first two are short season and grow in her garden in upstate New York, so I figure they ought to grow here. I am cooler in the summer because of the sea breezes, but it ought to be hot enough with the weird weather we have had this year.
As soon as I received them they were put on the windowsill in water with my sweet potatoes that I'm trying to make slips with. These are Garnet and I think Beauregard. They are also short season sweet potatoes. I'm so excited about growing them. New things are always so much fun.