How to Grow Sweet Potatoes (Yams) in a Mound

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Sweet Potato Mound

Sweet Potatoes are easy to grow, but tough to harvest, here is an easy way to do this.

What you'll need:

  • 2 or 3 metres of sweet potato cutting
  • Small quantity of Straw or other Mulch.


  • Pick a location
  • Build a small mound, maybe 80cm across at the top. and a meter high
  • Weave the sweet potato cutting into a crown-of-thorns shape, a little smaller than the top of the mound.
  • Place the platted cutting onto the mound, and cover with mulch.

Wait .....

  • As the potatos grow, it will send out runners, trim these off so that the plant puts all its energy into growing potatoes.
  • After 6-12 months, remove any remaining mulch, and lift the crown-of-thorns. Underneath it should be all the sweet potatoes.


Authored by Mitra, from information supplied by Shine

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