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Post  walshevak on 2/28/2012, 9:11 am

I can't seem to find the thread now, but back in the late fall I was cleaning out some hanging baskets where I had grown the blackie sweet potato vine. Lo and behold, there were one or two potatos in the baskets ranging from lemon sized to grocery store size. I wondered if they were edible and did a search that said yes, but not very tasty. But I also wondered if I could use these roots to get plants for 2012 hanging baskets. Article said yes so I put the potatos in a baggie but didn't seal it. In early Jan or so ago I was rooting around in my plant stuff and there in the baggie were some tiny sprouts. I moved the baggie into a south window and left them alone for right then, but a few weeks later the sprouts were getting a bit bigger so I moved them to a container of water. Last week I cut off 2 slips and potted them up. These plants ran over $3 last year





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coveting those sweet potatoes

Post  curio on 2/28/2012, 9:16 am

I envy your ability to grow these yummy veggies. We don't have the right climate here to grow them, although I'm trying to come up with a way to warm up a tall bin to try.
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Post  walshevak on 2/28/2012, 10:14 am

These are not eating potatos. They just make beautiful hanging baskets and don't usually form big tubers like pictured. I credit the MM.

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difference/eating or not?

Post  curio on 2/28/2012, 10:18 am

I wonder why they don't consider them good for eating? Is it because they weren't grown in the traditional way? Just color me confused Smile
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Post  walshevak on 2/28/2012, 10:43 am

Wish I could find the original thread I posted on this.

These are not sweet and are stringy. They are not dangerous to eat, just don't taste good. It is the variety not how they are grown.

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http://www.ehow.com/info_10075278_sweet-potato-vines-flower-pots.html


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Got it :)

Post  curio on 2/28/2012, 10:50 am

OHHH... ok. I know the type you're talking about now (duh me). Thanks
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Post  littlejo on 2/28/2012, 11:32 am

curio wrote:I envy your ability to grow these yummy veggies. We don't have the right climate here to grow them, although I'm trying to come up with a way to warm up a tall bin to try.

Hi curio, here is a link on how to grow sw. potatoes in too cold a climate. Jo



http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/pages/sweetpotato_catalog.html
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Post  Furbalsmom on 2/28/2012, 2:22 pm

Kay, were you looking for the link about growing sweet potatoes that started in 2010?

If so, here it is SWEET POTATO QUESTIONS
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