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Sweet Red Potato Vine🌿🥔🌱

One of my favorite Easy to grow Sweet Red Potato edible Vines. So easy to propagate- just snip and stick in water. Watch the roots grow. Plant at the desired location. It is that simple.

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Zoe sniffs the edibles. It took two weeks to develop roots

Ornamental sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), grown primarily for its purple, chartreuse, or variegated foliage, is a true sweet potato. As such, the tubers it forms are edible. However, their texture and flavor will not be as good as varieties developed specifically as a vegetable.

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Overgrown original Herb container

 

Definitely breeding it for color and vigor rather than taste.

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Little Bangs trim is in order

Sweet potatoes fill out quickly and can take over small spaces. Even when bought small, they grow to a width of 5 to 10 feet in a single season, so give them plenty of room or trim them aggressively if you don’t want them to take over other plants’ areas. Their trailing vines are much better at hanging down over the sides of containers or creeping along the ground than they are at climbing up a pole or trellis.

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All mine
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Mommy, did you say “NO?”
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Pooch knows she can snack on these goodies

 

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Fresh new roots

 

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Zoe and Daisy sniffing together

 

Now, if I can only find the right spot to plant these colorful babies.

Luda@PlantsandBeyond🌱

All photographs belong to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com

 

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