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Unread 11-08-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Default Can you plant sprouting sweet potatoes?

Hi all.

I have 3 sweet potatoes that I bought from the grocery store that began sprouting before I could cook them.

One of them has a good few inches of purple stem coming out.

Can I just plant these things in the ground without cutting them up or anything? I've heard sweet potato vines are very pretty in the garden.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Cutting it up would be too much work?
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Unread 11-08-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Growing Sweet Potatoes: From Little Slips to Large Tubers in 120 Days | Suite101.com
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Unread 11-09-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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The websites I had found, wiseguy Charles, suggested cutting the potato into pieces & fiddling around with toothpicks and water glasses so it WOULD sprout. Since my potatoes are already sprouted and I wasn't sure how many pieces to cut them it into, I thought I'd ask.

Thank you for the helpful link, Annie!
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Unread 11-09-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Now that I have been clued in that the sprouts are called "slips," I had some more fruitful google searching. I like these instructions, nice and specific for the dummy.

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