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    Sweet Potatoes Anyone??

    My neighbor has always grown sweet potatoes,, he had several left from last year,,
    they have thrown out sprouts like a regular potato does, about 6 inches long.

    i have seen the video of rooting on youtube, but,,,
    I was wondering if I could just plant pieces of sweet potato like a regular potato?

    If I only had one sweet potato, I guess I could root that,,
    but, I have more than a dozen shoots,, I doubt I need more than two good plants,,
    if production is anything like what I grew a decade ago,,,

    Do you think these sweet potato pieces will grow??
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    sweet potatoes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    sweet potatoes...
    I do not eat them, I only grow them,,,

    Any food that needs marshmallows on top to be edible is not for me,,,

    The plants are sure pretty in the garden,,
    and the potatoes,, they sure make good rimfire targets,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADplans View Post
    I do not eat them, I only grow them,,,

    Any food that needs marshmallows on top to be edible is not for me,,,

    The plants are sure pretty in the garden,,
    and the potatoes,, they sure make good rimfire targets,,,

    Oh, but they don't need marshmallows, they are good all on their own. We (and by we, I mean my wife and me, as our children won't touch them) eat a lot of sweet potatoes.

    I tried growing them years ago when the short season (Beauregard, I think) variety was new. They didn't do well for me, but you're much farther south with a longer growing season, so I think they should do ok for you. It seemed to me that I had to plant the whole potato, but that goes back a decade.
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    Sweet potatoes are one of those “Super Foods” that are really good for you. That is unless you cover them in stuff that’s not healthy for you. We eat them regularly here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Sweet potatoes are one of those “Super Foods” that are really good for you. That is unless you cover them in stuff that’s not healthy for you. We eat them regularly here.
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    My wife's been talking about trying them this year (although she may be too late). She called it growing slips. She said you put it in a jar of water and it will start to grow a plant and roots. I guess when the root is long enough you twist it off and it starts a new plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    maybe good for general health, but think about how much mental health counseling costs...
    You need a lot more than what a potato can help with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post
    sweet potatoes...
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    My wife's been talking about trying them this year (although she may be too late). She called it growing slips. She said you put it in a jar of water and it will start to grow a plant and roots. I guess when the root is long enough you twist it off and it starts a new plant.
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    Lot's of comments but everyone seems to be dodging the question
    Right or wrong we tried a few years ago, planted just like a regular potato but our growing season is simply not long enough for sweets so we didn't have a good turn out.

    And I agree with some others, we eat them regularly too, but store bought.
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