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I've got a couple of sweet taters suspended in water learning how to grow the slips. They have grown roots and each one has 5-6 slips popping out. One of them has the largest slip on it (see pic) that has grown up about an inch and then branched into 3-4 side shoots. I know I've got a bit before I separate them from the tater, but I was wondering if the slips should alwayd be separated right where they grow out of the tater or will roots form on each of the branches if I separate them there?
Also, do I just snap them off by hand or is it better to cut them with a knife?
I'm probably going to have to break that slip up, it's much bigger than any of the others. The other tater is even further behind because I put it into the water upside down to start with... Good thing I noticed a slip growing under the water...