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I threw 6 sweet potato plants in a first year raised bed 8x4 with poor soil. I planted late spring, June I believe. Should have planted a little earlier.
Got about 5 gallons of large potato. Beauregard is the varietal I planted.
I put very little effort or water into the bed. The soil was about 12 inched deep on top of hard pack clay and rock. Most of the potato grew near the origional plant, some smalls grew from vines. Most were harvested from 6-12 inches under the top. I harvested early October.
This was my first year with SP. Next year I will probably till up and area and not use the raised bed just to see the difference.
I live in a deer heavy area, I did not notice damage from deer to the SP but they did eat my cucumber and squash plants.
You need space to cure.