Garden Experiment: Growing Your Own Sweet Potato Vine? August 20, 2014 Outdoors 4 Comments 5961 I don’t know about you, but I am anxiously awaiting fall 🙂 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. 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 🙂 Has anyone else tried this and had a successful transplant? 4 Responses Julie August 25, 2014 Cool! I love sweet potatoes, I’ll be following along to see how your plant fares. Reply Kim September 23, 2014 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. 🙂 Reply Kim September 23, 2014 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. 🙂 Reply Rachael Evans October 4, 2014 Oh my, I had no idea!! That’s awesome!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.