Sweet Potatoes: Simple and Scrumptious
Sweet potatoes are a completely different plant from white potatoes which are planted in early spring. Related to the morning glory, they are easy to grow with few problems from pests or disease. They don't like to be waterlogged and prefer loose, well-drained soil.
Sweet potatoes are started from plants called "slips" which are grown from existing sweet potatoes. They are available from local nurseries or you can grow your own if you start earlier in the season. Be sure and keep your slips moist so the roots don't dry out.