Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Today's Harvest
by yolos Today at 12:49 pm

» Using city water, how does your comsumption increase
by yolos Today at 12:35 pm

» Coffee Substitute?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:24 pm

» Howdy, from Central Florida
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:26 am

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Today at 8:18 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB Today at 8:09 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Today at 3:42 am

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Today at 3:32 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by sanderson Today at 3:30 am

» Worm bin?
by sanderson Today at 3:24 am

» Compost pit?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:05 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in October 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:36 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:28 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 10/21/2017, 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/21/2017, 5:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid 10/21/2017, 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM 10/20/2017, 12:21 am

» How to Grow Better Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:59 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

I wonder if it's edible?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

I wonder if it's edible?

Post  walshevak on 11/22/2011, 5:41 pm

Last spring I potted up some hanging baskets for color on my back deck. I used a "Blacky" sweet potato vine as the trailing portion of one basket. Since we had a frost last week, today I started clearing the plants out of the pots and into the compost pile. To my surprise, when I pulled up the sweet potato plant there were 2 potatoes in my potting soil, one about the size of a small baking potato and the other slightly bigger than a golf ball.

What do you think, unexpected bonus or don't take a chance.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4361
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  walshevak on 11/22/2011, 5:58 pm

internet search found this on the Proven Winners site.

the ornamental have been bred to produce good leaves and no tubers,
though they do form, they are composed of almost pure starch and no
sugar; making them a poor choice for eating. So yes you can eat the
tubers, but dont expect anyone to come back for seconds!

Another site said they can be cured and used as starts next spring the same as food sweet potatoes.


Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4361
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  camprn on 11/22/2011, 6:13 pm

walshevak wrote:internet search found this on the Proven Winners site.

the ornamental have been bred to produce good leaves and no tubers,
though they do form, they are composed of almost pure starch and no
sugar; making them a poor choice for eating. So yes you can eat the
tubers, but dont expect anyone to come back for seconds!

Another site said they can be cured and used as starts next spring the same as food sweet potatoes.


Kay

I echo this, cure them then store until they start to sprout and then grow your own slips for next spring planting! At least it's worth a try! Let us know how it goes. What a Face

I suggest double tag them so you know that those are the ornamental tubers.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 11/22/2011, 8:51 pm

walshevak wrote:the ornamental have been bred to produce good leaves and no tubers,
though they do form, they are composed of almost pure starch and no
sugar; making them a poor choice for eating.

throw them in your washer when you do your whites. lol!
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 47
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  walshevak on 11/22/2011, 9:51 pm

Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:
walshevak wrote:the ornamental have been bred to produce good leaves and no tubers,
though they do form, they are composed of almost pure starch and no
sugar; making them a poor choice for eating.

throw them in your washer when you do your whites. lol!


I don't like starched clothes. They have to be ironed.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4361
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  stripesmom on 11/23/2011, 2:18 pm

Now I'm going to have to turn out the pot that I had a sweet potato vine growing in to see if I have any tubers, thanks!
avatar
stripesmom

Posts : 291
Join date : 2011-03-28
Location : SE Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  walshevak on 1/24/2012, 1:55 pm

Some of the tubers have started sprouting. Now what. Should I wait until the sprouts get a fair size and break off like regular sweet pototos. The tubers and just sitting in a baggie right now.



Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4361
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I wonder if it's edible?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum