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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:13 pm    Post subject: Sweet potaotes Reply with quote

Anyone ever grow sweet potatoes with success, have mine standing in water for past 3 weeks no sign of roots yet.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Total disaster - but only tried once. Butternut squash - patchy so not pursued after a couple of attempts.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours took ages to start rooting, well over a month. It was about 3 months when we felt that the roots were strong and long enough to plant. I planted it in the Polytunnel and it had loads of leaves and they climbed up the frame that had been made for it. When we dug it up there was one and it was half the size of the original potato that we had rooted. End result it was horrible.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the method i am trying to follow, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6D29uMuaAg
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't realise I had kept a cutting on Sweet Potatoes but found it this morning.

Try http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-sweet-potatoes.html. According to that it's difficult to stop them taking over but .....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us posted.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am waiting on some from Marshalls and they are supposed to be delivered in April. That's an intersting experiment where the guy develops the shoots on a sweet potato in a jar of water. I will try that next year if I can grow some of my own but it might be worth a try with a part of one bought in the supermarket. I am going to try one in the polytunnel and the rest outside and will let you know how I get on.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are still in water and no stir from them, thats since March 13th.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MM Greengage!
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.lidl.ie/en/plantsandflowers.htm?action=showDetail&id=25374
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet potatoes confined to bin nothing happened life is too short waiiting for them.
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