29 Feb '12, 9pm

How to grow sweet potatoes: ... a 10-step guide for starting sweet potatoes indoors and transplanting them to th...

How to grow sweet potatoes: ... a 10-step guide for starting sweet potatoes indoors and transplanting them to th...

You can use sweet potatoes from your local grocery as long as they are labeled organic – non- organic potatoes tend to be treated to keep them from sprouting. If you are looking for a special variety, you can buy sweet potato “slips” from a local farm or garden outlet or order some from a garden supplier. The “slips” are the green stems and leaves that emerge from the potato. Place the sweet potato in the glass and fill it half way with water. It doesn’t matter which end of the potato is put into the water. Every three days, empty the water from the glass and replace it with fresh water. While the potato is sprouting roots and vegetative growth, prepare a place in the garden to plant the slips. Just loosen the soil, add compost or aged manure and push the row for the potatoes into a mound about six inches high. In late spring, after danger of frost, remove the slips from t...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/st...

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This delicious sweet potato wedges recipe was shared with us by the lovely people at Tregothnan – they know a thing or two...

How to grow potatoes

How to grow potatoes

mnn.com 22 Feb '12, 8pm

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foe.co.uk 05 Mar '12, 9am

If you love roast, mashed or jacket potatoes, have a go at growing your own this year. Whether or not you're a beginner, t...