Homegrown Slips to Grow Your Own Sweet Potato Vine

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  1. Thank you for featuring my What Glass Paint to use when Painting on Glass tutorial! Thanks for the party too!
  2. Hi Debra! I wanted you to know I'll be including your 'How to Grow Slips for Sweet Potato Vines' in a round up at tonight's party :)
  3. Kathy says:
    And install a 15-foot fence if you have deer nearby. Sweet potato vines are crack cocaine to a deer. Or string 3 or 4 strands of 30# clear fishing line on posts. The deer can't see 30# clear line, and touching it spooks them. Don't tie anything to it, or they will know how high to jump.
    • Debra says:
      That's a great suggestion. I live in suburbia, so deer never crossed my mind! We just have to keep our chickens away from the garden!
  4. Kathy says:
    How are you supposed to know if a grocery-store-bought sweet potato is organic or genetically modified? Or if it's been treated to not sprout (most have been)? Instead, buy your sweet potatoes to plant from a farmer's market in the late summer or early fall and store them.
  5. Kathy says:
    I have great success cutting them in half and setting the cut side about a half inch deep in a pan of wet soil. A 9x13 disposable aluminum foil pan will hold about a dozen halves (6 taters). Keep the soil moist. If any slight mold forms, spray lightly with hydrogen peroxide. Be patient. It takes mine 6-8 weeks.
  1. March 11, 2017
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