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We planted a few potato eyes in the  summer in a pot.  We also planted green beans in that pot to add nitrogen to the soil.  The beans and the potatoes got huge and looked healthy, even after the deer dined on them once.

By the end of August, we removed the bean plants to let the potatoes get all the sun and space.
On October 23rd, we turned over the pot and were so amazed by the dark reddish color and the size (11.5 x 4.5 inches) of one of the potatoes.  The rest of the potatoes were much smaller.

Conclusion: Next year, we will start right after the last frost date, and use two full size trash cans with drainage for the sweet potatoes and for the regular potatoes.

I highly recommend trying this in your garden and enjoying the best potatoes you would ever have.
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