Growing sweet potato slips is a great way to produce a lot of sweet potatoes from just a few starter potatoes. This video will show you the best way to start sweet potato slips, so that you can turn one sweet potato into 100 lbs. of sweet potatoes! By following this method, you can easily grow dozens of slips from a store-bought sweet potato in just 22 days.
Why Grow Sweet Potato Slips?
Sweet potatoes are a delicious and nutritious root vegetable that can be used in all sorts of dishes, from savory to sweet. They’re also relatively easy to grow, and produced in large quantities. One store-bought sweet potato can yield dozens of slips, which can then be planted to produce 100 lbs. (45+ kg!) of sweet potatoes.
How To Grow Sweet Potato Slips
The best way to start sweet potato slips is by soaking the potato in water for 24 hours. After soaking, put the potato in a jar or vase with the pointed end facing up, and add enough water so that the bottom half of the potato is submerged. Place the jar in a warm area out of direct sunlight, and wait for the potato to sprout. Once it has sprouted, cut off any leaves that are longer than 6 inches (15 cm).
After cutting the leaves, carefully remove the slip from the potato and plant it in a pot filled with moist soil. Be sure to keep the slip well-watered, and within a few weeks it will begin to produce roots and new leaves. Once it has produced roots and new leaves, it can be transplanted into your garden.
If you’re looking for an easy way to produce a lot of sweet potatoes, growing sweet potato slips is the way to go! By following this simple method, you can turn one store-bought potato into dozens of slips, which can then be planted to yield 100 lbs. (45+ kg) of sweet potatoes. Give it a try this gardening season!