Monday, 5 January 2015

How To Sprout Sweet Potato For Slips

























2 weeks old



3 weeks old and ready for repotting


I learned how to sprout sweet potatoes for their slips from you tube.  It is not that hard after all. I will go into full time growing edibles veggies when I successfully sprout sweet potato  slips :)  Happy Gardening and wishing all of you all the best in whatever you are growing :)

Materials
-Organic Sweet Potato
-Jar or Glass
-Water
-Toothpicks

Instructions
1. Fill the glass jar / plastic cup with water
2. Place the toothpicks around the center of the tuber. The toothpicks are there to elevate the sweet potato, so the roots do not grow against the bottom of the glass.
3. Place the glass in an eastern facing window to receive beneficial morning sun. Yet, protecting it from the hot relentless afternoon sun.
4. Be patient and wait as the sprouts emerge and the shoots come forth.

Once the Potato has Produced Slips
1. Carefully twist the slip(s) off of the sweet potato.
2. Place the slip in water.
3. Wait for the individual slips to grow roots.
4. Once the roots seem stable place in a small pot with soil.
5. Let the slip get use to the soil for a few days, then transfer into garden.


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