Sunday, March 2, 2008
It's Time to Start Sweet Potatoes!
I thought I would give you a fair warning though so you could get to the store to pick up your starters in case you don't have any laying around. If you are looking to just experiment with them this year, one or two should do. If you are wanting a bumper crop though, you might want a bit more.
I plan on posting step by step instructions for sprouting, starting, and growing your own sweet potatoes. I gave them a try myself for the first year last year so I don't consider myself an expert, but I do have an older farmer who is an expert that is guiding me through the process again. I will share his information with you, and I would love any tips or advice you might have to share with me!
I am estimating that I will officially start them in the next week or two so if you are interested in joining me, pick some up at your local grocery store.
Here we go!!
(I decided to edit this post to add a brief picture of what this process will look like, just in case you want to know what you are getting into. The sweet potatoes that you buy at the store will be sprouted by positioning them in water properly. The sprouts will form vines which will eventually be broken off to root in water. The rooted vines will be what gets planted in the garden. Hope that helps!)