Well, sort of . We had two sweet potatoes that were sprouting so I cut the ends off and put them on a glass of water with toothpicks. Cooked the rest and had them with our peas and hog jowl.
Anyone else start slips this way?
It worked before but I'm sure I started them too early this time.I'll let you know how it works out. Or hide my head in shameElizabethB wrote:I have never heard of your method of growing sweet potatoes. In south Louisiana "mother" potatoes are planted and allowed to vine. The vines are then harvested and planted directly into the fields for new sweet potato growth. You present a very interesting concept. Looking forward to hearing more.
I am also interested in edible sweet potatoe leaves. They are all okey to eat, but some kinds are not as tasty, how much i understood from my googling. They say, best is to buy vines in chinese market, where they sell them for food, and just root them. Some of them have delicious leaves, but very little of actual sweet potatoes, when you grow them, so if you want both, you might have to compromise.imafan26 wrote:I know you can eat the leaves of the purple sweet potatoes, and some sweet potatoes are grown for their leaves and not their roots. What other sweet potato vines have edible leaves?
Here many varieties of sweet potatoes are grown but only some leaves are eaten and not others.