Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Growing A Potato Vine Plant

I wondered for a long time how I could grow my own sweet potatoes. I knew that those little sprouts had something to do with growing more sweet potatoes!!!

I came across yet another super easy tutorial with info-graphic on face book this morning that teaches us all how to do this very thing. So I thought I would share!!

How to make:
  • Take a sweet potato that has several eyes.
  • Stick four or more toothpicks or shortened skewers into the middle of the potato. Suspend the potato in a wide-mouth glass jar resting the toothpicks on the glass rim to support the potato. Fill the jar with water until it covers some of the eyes on the bottom of the potato.
  • Place the jar in an area with filtered light and watch the roots grow and the eyes sprout.
  • When the plant has developed a good root system and has grown at least three leaves on each sprout, move it to a pot and cover the roots and the potato with soil.
  • Clip the ends of the vines when they reach eight to 10 inches long to encourage a bushier plant. Fertilize the plant on a regular basis and enjoy the beautiful results.
Source: Goods Home Design