This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

transplanting sweet potato slips

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I cut up my sprouted sweet potatoes today and potted them up in a tray of soil.



Anonymous Donald said...

Wait untill the slip gets about a foot long then root in water. I dont think rooting in dirt is a good idea. Leave them in water and harden them off as you would a tomato plant then plant the bare root in your garden.

April 09, 2010 4:16 AM

Blogger kathy said...

They seemed to need more than water to grow faster.

April 09, 2010 9:28 PM

Anonymous Donald said...

After they reach 1 ft.They need the water to grow roots. Growing in zone 5 or 6 will work. Im not sure why you have them in dirt. Its way too early for that. Once bare root slips are ready they can stay in a glass of water for 2 months until its warm enuff to plant outdoors. The goal is to have bare root slips. they work the best.

April 14, 2010 8:18 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Do you leave them on the potato until they are 1 foot?

April 14, 2010 8:35 PM

Anonymous Donald said...


April 15, 2010 3:43 AM

Anonymous Donald said...

After i grew Sweet Potatoes for a few years i found this guy who wrote a book on this subject.

April 15, 2010 3:51 AM


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