Sweet Potato Slips

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YYFNT 10 May 2015 Planting Sweet Potato Slips
Six sweet potato slips we planted outdoors. If the nights are cold they will be covered with five gallon pails.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PONGC 18 March 2015 Planting potato slips in soil.
Roots have formed on the potato slips and were planted in soil. The shoots can be planted in soil directly without this step in warm climates and they will grow if kept moist.

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RRIES 11 March 2015 Potato Slips. The slips were of sufficient size to be removed and placed in water to form roots. This is growth after about 20 days. After roots are formed the slips will be placed in pots in soil and allowed to grow until time to place in garden about 1 June.
Slip Removed

http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IZFHZ 28 February 2015 Sweet Potato Slips
Two sweet potatoes of different types were purchased from the supermarket to produce slips for planting outdoors about 1 June. The slips are produced from the flatter end of the potato. The potatoes were cut in half and placed in water on a heating pad and sunlight until the buds started to form, which took about ten days. Toothpicks were placed in the sides and the potatoes where placed in cups to allow the slips to get larger, when they will be removed and placed in a pot with soil to form strong roots before placing in the outdoor garden. I wasn’t sure where the slips grow from so the potato was cut in half and both parts placed in water. Since I now know only a portion of the potato need be cut off from the sharp end when growing next year. Sweet potatoes like heat.
Growth after ten days.

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