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Author Topic: The Great sweet potato experiment! 2010  (Read 34742 times)

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goodegg

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2010, 16:25 »
im going to have a go as well last time i tried i bought some slips but when i got them they were all dried up and only one grew but not very well .


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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2010, 09:50 »
hi all, an update on my sweet potatoes:

I moved them off the window cill as it was too cold and they are now in jars ontop of a radiator (which is always on very low). Each potato now has a couple of roots growing out into the water.

So far, so good! How are the rest of you doing?  :)
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2010, 12:43 »
Nothing yet  :nowink:
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2010, 09:09 »
mine is on the radiator cover too, but nothing yet

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2010, 15:40 »
 I thought of buying the slips from Thompson and Morgan cos i love sweet potatoes. Has anyone been successfull with these. Also are you just using supermarket sweet potatoes in your experiment? :wub: :dry: :nowink: :blush: ;) :)
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2010, 16:55 »
Yeah, supermarket ones here, much cheaper than buying slips and as far as i'm aware does the same job  :)

Trillium

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2010, 18:07 »
You'll need some patience with the grocery shop sweet potatoes as they were likely sprayed with anti-growth stuff. Eventually they'll come through. Just keep them warm and somewhere bright.

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2010, 16:25 »
Yey!!! I have a root!!!  I prepared 3 sweet potatoes last Sunday, 14th Feb, I decided to put them on the windowsill in the front room, south facing always warm. Middle of the week I moved one onto the radiator, and low and behold, today I noticed a root!! 1mm thick and about 1cm long, on closer inspection I can see more roots developing. Now I'm in a dilemma!! Should I move the rooted one on to the windowsill where it will get more light? Should I move the other 2 on to the radiator? Should I leave 1&2  on the windowsill, and leave 3 on radiator?? Answers please!! Oh in my excitement, I went rushing off to the allotment to cover a bed with black plastic and a cloche to warm up the soil in readiness!! Hehe :lol:

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2010, 17:43 »
Good for you tattyanne. Just remember that one potato can put out about 6 slips, maybe more, so that's a lot of potato space you'll need just for one tuber. It's not the roots you use, its the new growth on top that you snap off and plant and that will be along very soon :D

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2010, 17:21 »
ok mate the challenge is on...
will get my potatoes next week.. but here one for u.
brought ginger this week will try to grow it
want a bet free packet of seed????
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2010, 17:56 »
I have a root  :D

Unfortunately I also seem to have a kinda furry growth too, anyone else got that?

lightinglad, i've had my ginger suspended in water for a few weeks, nothing happening yet so I've moved that to a warmer window cill.

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Sweet Potatoes
« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2010, 22:52 »
Is it possible to grow sweet potatoes from tubers sold in supermarkets plz if so what is the procedure plz
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Re: Sweet Potatoes
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2010, 22:54 »
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=50097.0

There have been a couple of threads about sweet potatoes recently.

I have added in a link to one which might help you  :D
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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2010, 11:25 »
Cazzy, I have that too! Nothing that a quick swill under the tap cant sort out! Do you change your water? Should we be doing that?

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Re: The Great sweet potato experiment!
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2010, 11:32 »
Cazzy, I have that too! Nothing that a quick swill under the tap cant sort out! Do you change your water? Should we be doing that?

I wondered about whether we should be changing the water too.  I'm sure it wont do any harm



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