Sweet potato slips
How to grow your own sweet potato slips.
I am experimenting with growing sweet potatoes this year and I put a photo of them in my gallery:
I bought the slips from Van Meuwen – a bit expensive at £12.99 for 6 Sweet Potato ‘Carolina Ruby’. Beanstew mentioned growing your own slips and in fact I have been doing this since March in my unheated greenhouse. Those of you with heat might get earlier slips so that you’ll have the longest possible growing season. This is what I did.
1. Take one sweet potato. Choose one with an obvious ‘pointy’ end as this is the end that goes in the water:
3. I still have the jar of slips in the g/h. I would have followed this site to plant them up but maybe next year:
I’m not that confident of getting any sweet potatoes this year but I’ll have to wait and see!