Midnight Lace is a popular variety of Sweet Potato, which belongs to the Ipomoea genus (Ipomoea batatas 'Midnight Lace'). It grows mainly as a Perennial, which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+). Midnight Lace is known for growing with a vine-like habit to a height of approximately 1.20 metres (that's 3.90 feet in imperial).
As Midnight Lace Sweet Potato is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Midnight Lace
Keep in mind when planting that Midnight Lace is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Midnight Lace are Zone 8 and Zone 11. Ensure your soil is loamy, sandy and silty and has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as Sweet Potato is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
Growing Midnight Lace from seed
Look to ensure a distance 1.46 feet
(45.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 3.9 inches
(10.0 cm) deep.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Midnight Lace about 20 days after your last frost date.
Transplanting Midnight Lace
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Midnight Lace is a tender plant.
Harvesting Midnight Lace