Sweet Potato Plants

Sweet Potatoes & Corn


Anonymous added on April 21, 2017 | Answered

Would corn be a good companion in a sweet potatoe bed?


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 22, 2017

When I've grown sweet potatoes, I found that the underground growth (the roots and the potatoes themselves) as well as the above-ground vines can get pretty extensive. Sweet potatoes would choke out the corn (even though corn has a pretty shallow root system), so I personally wouldn't plant them in between each other. You could certainly plant them next to each other with about 3-4 feet of growing space around the potatoes with no issues. You'll also want some space between the sweet potatoes so that you can harvest them easily.

These articles will give you some additional information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/sweet-potato/sweet-potato-companions.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/sweet-potato/grow-sweet-potatoes.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/sweet-potato/sweet-potato-container-crops.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Sweet Potato Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.