Growing Sweet Potatoes
February 28, 2013
Did you know that you could get a sweet potato to grow roots? I certainly didn’t!
When a sweet potato sitting on my counter started to grow a few leaves I wondered if I could encourage the growth along. I decided to chop it in half and prop it in a glass with a few toothpicks. I kept the cut part submerged in water and after maybe two weeks, roots started growing! The root growth you see here happened in a week and a half, if you can believe it. I was so surprised one, to get roots – and two, that they grew so fast after they started. They started grow up and out of the water so I figured it was time to pot the ‘plant’.
Not sure what you are supposed to do from here to potentially get more sweet potatoes, but for now I just stuck it in some dirt. I think it looks pretty funny! I’m going to see if a friend might plant it in their garden this season and see if anything comes from it!
Has anyone else done this before? Multiplied sweet potatoes? I am so fascinated by growing things – I think it’s so fun!