I don’t know about you, but I am anxiously awaiting fall πŸ™‚

I can’t wait for mums and pumpkins and luscious sweet potato vine spilling out of containers.

I finally put two and two together that sweet potato vine grows actual sweet potatoes. You know, like the ones in the grocery store! I know, genius. I actually googled “how to grow sweet potato vine” and found that you can do this from a regular sweet potato – better yet, an old one that may be sprouting already. Just stick the bottom in water and place in a sunny area, and BOOM – sweet potato vine. The only thing I’m unclear about is the difference between the purple and the lime green variety. I suppose that’s a question for another day.

grow your own sweet potato vine

I’m still waiting for roots to form, apparently it sprouts first then will grow roots in the water. Once it does, you can transplant the whole potato into a container! Do you think it will work?? Only time will tell I suppose πŸ™‚ Has anyone else tried this and had a successful transplant?

4 Responses

  1. Julie

    Cool! I love sweet potatoes, I’ll be following along to see how your plant fares.

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  2. Kim

    This is a great idea! And you can cut the potato into several pieces – as long as each piece as an “eye” (the little sprout).
    Thanks!
    Kim in N.C. πŸ™‚

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    • Kim

      This is a great idea! And you can cut the potato into several pieces – as long as each piece has an “eye” (the little sprout).
      Thanks!
      Kim in N.C. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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