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cindyeo
Duxbury, MA
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6549735

I'm double exposing this question, do most people pinch their margarite sweet potato vines? My first year growing and I'm just not sure whether to pinch or not.
2racingboys
Bartlett, TN
(Zone 7b)

May 15, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #6549749

I'm curious myself. I just did some in a little basket.

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lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 15, 2009
1:15 PM

Post #6551569

I do - it can grow so fast it's out of control if you don't. At least that's been my experience.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 16, 2009
8:18 AM

Post #6555270

Yeah, I have in the past, so it's bushy instead of stringy.
terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 17, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #6557787

Pinch it, root it, pot it, share it.
I have several year round here. Love the added color. I have the purple & green also. Nice variety.
Your baskets are pretty.
denisemb
Ocala, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 17, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #6557789

I don't pinch - I HACK, LOL. Here's last years results of a stringy 4 inch pot that I split into four. (BTW, I had 4 little sprigs overwinter by themselves and have another jungle started this summer - I'll have to take some pics tomorrow, they're overtaking my Sunpatiens)

I was rooting the clippings in water, but for the heck of it, tried just poking them in containers here & there - worked like a charm.

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terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 17, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6557802

I agree denise. I have mine in several beds, but they are in big pots. Cousin Itt!

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carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 17, 2009
2:38 PM

Post #6559804

I wish they would overwinter here!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 24, 2009
7:09 PM

Post #6591644

Up North i dug the tuber and stored them in the garage with the Dahlia tubers.

here in Fl. I just pick a piece or two from the common Grounds area and plant them with my container plants. They root very easily. Yes you need to pinch back all the time.

I like the pink/green variety. A little harder to grow. this container will get some now that some of the Hydraenga flowers have been cut off

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terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 25, 2009
12:56 AM

Post #6592819

Helene-
I really have trouble with the pink & green getting leggy. I pinch, but it doesn't seem to help. How much sun does yours get?

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 26, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #6601285

I haven't grown any here of the pink and green. Have Marguarite, the chartreuse color and blackie the dark color, not heart shaped. Will have to experiment with them here in the South. Always pretty much full sun. Helene
terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 27, 2009
2:18 AM

Post #6602507

The leaves are smaller too. It is pretty though. I just love the punch of lime green the regular one provides though!
lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2009
2:49 AM

Post #6602645

I've got some of the pink and green, I'll try to remember to take a picture tomorrow. It's not the performer the chartreuse and dark burgundy are though.
terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 27, 2009
12:58 PM

Post #6603818

I think my burgundy one died out. I didn't think that was possible!
lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 27, 2009
1:46 PM

Post #6604020

Here's a picture of the pink and green - full sun from 8 to about 4

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dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
5:34 AM

Post #7153850

The Sweet Carolines are better behaved and don't grow so fast. They are bushier, too.
terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 25, 2009
4:52 PM

Post #7206773

I just pulled "Cousin It" up from my back yard. The original "potato" was planted in a pot two years ago - it was the size of a soccer ball when I pulled it up. I am sure I will have it coming up in the beds for quite a while.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Euless, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #7206889

Wow - you should grow sweet potatoes!
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 26, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #7208515

How big is a soccer ball? About like a volleyball?
terichris
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 26, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #7210075

yes. its bigger than a cantaloupe.
KatG
Port Charlotte, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 26, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #7210136

teri: You and me both! I couldn't believe the size of some of the ones I pulled out of pots yesterday! And they'll be baaaaaack!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

December 1, 2009
8:23 PM

Post #7325761

We planted 1 each of these at church to cover some open dirt areas, they took over and had to be whacked back hard. When I dug the tater, one was as big as a football, the other a long snake, and the third a tiny thing. It was strange that something that small could have such a large leaf area.

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