growing sweet potatoes {part 1}

>> 3.26.2010

this year we have a new addition to our garden, sweet potatoes.

unlike white potaoes, sweet potatoes are not grown from seeded potatoes but rather from slips. so follow along as my 'sp' take root. part 1 is creating the slips.

to start your slips, you need several healthy, clean sweet potatoes {store bought is fine}. each sweet potato can produce up to 50 slip sprouts. to create sprouts, carefully wash your potatoes and cut them either in half or in large sections. place each section in a jar or glass of water with half of the potato below the water and half above. use toothpicks to hold the potato in place. the slips need warmth, so put them on a window ledge. in a few weeks your potatoes will be covered with leafy sprouts on top and roots on the bottom.

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