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petitelake

NE Illinois Zone 5b exploring perennial plant combinations while transitioning to low maintenance gardens.

Ipomoea Batatas

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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petitelake

#sweet-potato-vine #easytogrow #companionplanting includes #kalanchoe and #coleus

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gjones

Love the lime green foliage. Do you know if they form tubers that could be replanted next year?

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gjones

@gardengirlla I know this normal potatoes but does it work for sweet potato vine (the decorative variety we use in planters)?

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petitelake

@gjones @gardengirlla I didn't know that. Look what I found onlime: Overwintering Sweet Potato Vine Tubers cut the vines to ground level, then dig them up before the first frost in autumn. Dig carefully and be careful not to slice into the tubers. Brush the soil lightly off the tubers, then store them, not touching, in a cardboard box filled with peat moss, sand or vermiculite.

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petitelake

Place the box in a cool, dry location where the tubers won’t freeze. Watch for the tubers to sprout in spring, then cut each tuber into chunks, each with at least one sprout. The tubers are now ready to plant outdoors, but be sure all danger of frost has passed. From the Gardening Know How site

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gjones

Great info! I'm going to try that as I bought 3 different potatoes vines😊

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