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chumpy7

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« on: January 10, 2021, 12:55 »
Just bought a bag of sweet potatoes from Aldi. The variety is Beauregard. Make your own slips for 85p per bag.
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Re: sweet potato
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 13:17 »
You just have to hope they haven't been sprayed with something to stop sprouting while in storage - Good luck :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 17:50 »
No harm in trying I guess, but my understanding is the slips you can buy are from varieties which are better suited to the very marginal UK climate.

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Re: sweet potato
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 20:08 »
Beauregard seems to be the most popular variety for UK growing, that's why I posted it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 18:51 »
Any shoots yet?

I grew some a few years back from an organic s pot ended up with the equivalent of a bag of carrots with a few slug holes

Tried to grow my own slips another year and the spud just wouldnt sprout.

I should give them another go as Ive got a lot of materials to make cold frames this spring

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Re: sweet potato
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 19:35 »
I started 8 of 'em in water, all got loads of root and shoots. best shoots so far abour 2". Plenty of time yet.

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Re: sweet potato
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 13:17 »
Looking good
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