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I got Back from a 10 day trip and this sweet potatoe gave me a root! I live in ALberta Canada and our growing season is nearing done.
I do not want to cut it up now for eating which was intended to in the first place.. but since it has a root how can i keep this growing till spring? sorry for such a beginner question. When I lived on a farm all we did was just plant small spuds for potatoes.
how can I save this for all winter long ? thank you!
If you are in love with that sweet potato, but don’t love it enough or love it too much to eat it (They are easy to fall in love with!), you might want to raise slips from it to start next year’s potato crop. You won’t have it, but you can have its offspring for many sweet sweet potato generations to come–kind of like having your cake and eating it too.
Alberta, Canada . . . what cultivar is that sweet potato?
lol i dont know it came from the food store. how do you do slips? i keep hearing that thanks! in love with the tater is an understatement lol i love sweet tater. but having that showed up like that was quite a surprise.. haha
I had a couple of sweet potato vines in an east window for a couple of years. As they got longer I took cuttings in the spring so I had something to plant out. I had one in a quart sized deli container. It even grew a miniature sweet potato. They don't grew fast on a window sill but they do grow. es or so long
To do slips brake the growing stem off when it gets 5 inch or so long and put it in moist potting mix. It will grow roots and become a vine.
When I was a kid, the women in our country, who wanted a house plant and couldn't afford the price of one, would put water in a quart jar and stick a sweet potato in the mouth of the jar. In a few days they would have a beautiful vine. All the up keep needed was to pick the potato up and add water when needed.