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joelcoqui
Roslyn
United States

October 17, 2011
6:37 AM

Post #8852259

I rooted very easily the green sweet potato vine. Can this be planted to stay indoor over the winter and brought outside in the spring? Should it go in soil or stay in water? Thanks.
tommyr2006
Poughkeepsie, NY

October 17, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8852822

Either way!

http://www.houseplantsforyou.com/how-to-grow-an-old-fashioned-sweet-potato-vine/
bobberman
Latrobe, PA

October 17, 2011
9:06 PM

Post #8853500

You may also want to dig up some of the small sweet potatoes on the roots and start new ones!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 18, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8854080

There is a lot of information on holding over OSP and starting them up for the next season. The tubers overwinter very nicely in a brown paper lunch bag.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2801/
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/951235/
joelcoqui
Roslyn
United States

October 18, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8854261

These links and websites do not say what to do with rooted plants that I snipped from outside. They were not from the actually sweet potato.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 18, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8854551

Oh I see - you are doing the actual sweet potato, these are the ornamental sweet potatoes that I posted about...

Sorry - apparently I had a human moment ^_^
birke
Broward County, FL
(Zone 10b)

October 20, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8857050

Maybe you'd rather try over winter them in soil. I'd be afraid in water the roots/stems would rot at some point.
bobberman
Latrobe, PA

May 9, 2012
9:40 PM

Post #9118012

Can you plant the roots from the year before and how do you store them?

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