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Article: Getting To The Root Of Things. The Sweet Potato: Its History, Uses, and Culture: Are my "pot-plants" ok to eat?

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binibusybee
Osgoode, ON
(Zone 5b)

November 1, 2010
5:35 AM

Post #8188060

Hello Melody

This is probably a stupid question but I thought I'd ask anyway. I put 2 sweet potatoe vines into my veranda pots and when I emptied them a little while ago I found some lovely big tubers! They were the red-leaved variety. I hate wasting anything useful so I plan to eat the fruits of my pot-plants - are there any varieties that are not edible as far as you know?

Thanks, Sabine

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 1, 2010
5:45 AM

Post #8188082

I don't think they are poison, but they might not taste good. You can save your tubers and plant them again next spring. Just store in a dry, dark place that isn't extremely warm.

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