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.

6 comments:

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 cover...so 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. :)