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Sweet potato slip update

Sprouting sweet potato


I thought you all might be interested to hear how our sweet potatoes are doing.  Since we started them a couple of weeks ago, 8 of the 12 tubers have developed roots and/or sprouts.  This is our best looking contender --- both roots and a little sprout.  I have high hopes that we'll be awash in slips in a month when they're due to go in the ground.


This post is part of our How to Start Sweet Potato Slips series.  Read all of the entries:





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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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