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farmgirl0827

Here in MD you don't put out veggies until after mid May. I love my herbs, veggies and flowers. And I love GardenTags!

Ipomoea Batatas

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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farmgirl0827

Slips are coming on really well.

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ktemory

Will you plant these in a garden then

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farmgirl0827

Oh yes, I plant then in tires and large containers. I had an awesome crop last year. Canned close to 2 dozen pint, and we ate a lot fresh.

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ktemory

Can you explain what you did to start thwm

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farmgirl0827

Sure, I got sweet potatoes from the store that would fit in mason jars. Cut in half, put tooth picks in to hold them at the top of the jar, with 1/2 to 1/3 above the top of the jar. Filled with water and sit in a sunny window. When the slips are over 6 ins tall, wiggle them off and place in a separate jar of water. I like 2 if not 3 sets of leaves. Then I set them in dirt in tires or buckets ( big planters). Sweet potatoes like a little stress so not a lot of food in the soil.

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farmgirl0827

They like it kinda poor, they like a little stress. Oh, put the cut side down in the water. I live in MD, so I wait until Mother's Day to set them out. I'll show you when I do. Set slips with roots attached in the water. They will be fine if you keep the water level up. Hope this isn't too confusing. I don't explain things well. 😏

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