Saturday, July 9, 2011

Okay EG what's next?

All this is happening because of the Engineered Gardner's encouragement!
I got so excited about growing my own sweet potatoes, I just had to try it out! Then at  the Farmers Market I spied some Purple potatoes that had lots of roots growing on  them already and any dummy could see they needed planting right away (that's me :o). So now I need to know what will happen when and If I plant them now.
Should I put them into their own little paper pots first, and let them get roots?
Is it too late for them to grow this season ? 
Shall I plant them first in paper pots then in the ground, and let them winter over if necessary?
You all have to admit they do look pretty Sturdy , Healthy and Green :o)
I think I know what I'm going to do! (isn't that just like a woman :o)  but I'm open to any and all suggestions...So you experts jump in here and give your opinion and or advice.


Engineeredgarden said...

They look beautiful! Each slip will grow roots in about 3-4 days if kept in moist soil....I'd definitely plant some - even if you get small tubers later...

I'll be thinking of something else to get you all fired up over. :)

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Robin said...

Ginny, you better watch out....that EG will have you doing all kinds of things!!!

Mr. H. said...

We successfully grew sweet potatos in a cold fram a few years ago, the slips were bought pre-rooted though. This year, after seeing EG's post we also started some of our own and they are now rooted and planted in the garden under a row far so good. Hope you have good luck with yours.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

EG you do enough to keep me fired up! I can't keep up with you at this stage of my life.. If I were just a wee bit younger, I'd give you a run for the money :o)

Robin, I don't know where he gets all his energy and idea's from :o) I think Mrs EG needs to harness that energy with some housework :o)

Mr. H. I'll be putting my slips in my homemade cups first and hopefully they will "root up" it's all so exciting.
I really need a bigger place or smaller farm :o) after all this is only "Almost an Acre" :o) i'm running out of room to plant things, (or ever having chickens).

Daisy said...

They do look nice and healthy. Good luck with getting them to grow, Ginny. :)