Grow a Sweet Potato from a Sweet Potato?
2-3 Organic Sweet Potatoes
2-3 glasses or jars
A Sunny window sill
100 days (patience needed)
Carefully grab the sprouted end of a 12 inch vine and twist it so it breaks away from the sweet potato. It should look like the picture above.
Next, in put each vine in a small cup of water. I just used some plastic cups we had on hand. It will take only a few days for the slips to sprout.
The sweet potato sprouted slips should look like this above. They are now ready to be planted outside in a warm sunny spot!
Here are a couple of vines that I planted in our local Moms Club garden. Now the hard part of waiting and watering again!
It doesn’t take long for your vines to grow from a small vine to many bigger larger vines like above.
I wasn’t sure at first how to check if the sweet potatoes were done but I pushed some of the vines over and this is what I saw! <Insert happy dance here!> I had done it! I grew a sweet potato. Here are some pictures of what I actually pulled from our few vines that I planted.
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It was an amazing experience!
And it tasted so fresh and awesome! I can’t wait to do it again this year! It may be snowing out your window but it’s April and it’s the month to get the sweet potatoes in your windows.
If you like this idea and are going to give it a try; please leave me a comment and let me know!
Edit Note: I had posted half of this post last year and never got to showing how to turn the vines into potato slips and the finished product. I just updated this and reposting. Thanks for reading and commenting!