All Things Gardening forum: Sweet potatoes question

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Dog Lover Heucheras Irises Keeps Horses Seed Starter Region: United States of America
Sep 25, 2013 3:16 PM CST
I'm ready to dig up my sweet potatoes. And the vines are so pretty,if I leave a small portion of the potatoe on the vine will I be able to transplant them to a large pot for in house wintering? Any Ideas will be helpful. Karen
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Sep 25, 2013 4:32 PM CST
I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have to leave any part of potato on the vine but could just put the vine in water to root for potting up as a houseplant.

Dog Lover Heucheras Irises Keeps Horses Seed Starter Region: United States of America
Sep 26, 2013 11:37 AM CST
All the cuttings I have started and putting them in water totally escaped me. Thank you for this simple advice. Karen
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Sep 30, 2013 10:14 AM CST
I have put a stem in a glass of water and it roots. You could grow it all winter in the water as a back up incase your tuber does not survive.
Name: greene
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Sep 30, 2013 7:07 PM CST
You could use the Forsythe Pot method and root it using vermiculite that way the roots won't be disturbed when you finally plant it outside.
Lot's of 'how-to' instructions online for this method.
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