Vegetables and Fruit forum: Organic sweet potatoes?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 31, 2014 4:35 PM CST
Are organic sweet potatoes sprayed with chemicals to keep them from sprouting?
I bought these at the grocery store. They are clearly labelled as organic-all the way from California.
I am wondering whether I need to soak them before sprouting slips on them?
Name: joseph wittenberg
high desert (Zone 8b)
Permaculture Region: California
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grizzlyjoe
Mar 31, 2014 7:16 PM CST
I live in California and used an old organic sweet potato that had gotten lost in our pantry and started sprouting last year as seed. I planted it and we got at least 20 pounds from it. That one didn't seem to be sprayed...
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Apr 1, 2014 4:31 AM CST
Thanks! --- that is great news.
I am not sure that I will get tubers as our season is short.
But the vines are a nice decorative plant---and if tubers grow ---that will be a bonus!
I also grow watermelon plants just for the vines.

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