Sweet potato slips

  • Sweet potato slips

    Posted by Yankeeredneck on April 17, 2024 at 11:25 am

    Last year I went crazy trying various methods to get sweet potato slips. At the harvest time of sweet potatoes in NC because we didn’t get our own we bought a box of sweet potatoes from our local supply store. I now have 5 potatoes left in the box and they are all producing slips. Why not do it this way every year? Is there a reason not too? When ready I’ll pull the slips and eat the potatoes.

    MartHale7 replied 1 month ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
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  • EvW

    Member
    April 17, 2024 at 11:36 am

    I started my slips from extra potatoes from last year. I punched holes in the bottom of plastic tubs, filled them with damp soil, put the mini potatoes in the soil, put the tubs on a rack to keep in moisture. Watered periodically, but didn’t let them get wet. Put this in a sunny window. One tub sprouted, the other did not.

    Learned this method from Danny at Deep South.

    • Yankeeredneck

      Member
      April 17, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      I tried that last year also and only got two slips. The ones I have now are kept in the box I got them in and in a dark cool pantry.

  • MartHale7

    Member
    April 17, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    My solution here in Florida is just leave them in the ground and don’t harvest them. They start making slips, then I bury the slips in place, so they can root. If you keep burying the vegetation the stronger the slips will be with roots.

    • Yankeeredneck

      Member
      April 18, 2024 at 11:48 am

      Do you pull the slips off the potato or leave the whole potato with slips as is?

      • MartHale7

        Member
        April 18, 2024 at 1:57 pm

        I leave the potato and slip as is… I let a vine grow out from the potato, the bury the bottom of the vine. I allow this vine to root, then after it is rooted I break this slip + roots off from the main potato .

      • Yankeeredneck

        Member
        April 18, 2024 at 4:14 pm

        Ok that’s neat. Gotta try it. Thank you

  • Emil

    Member
    April 17, 2024 at 11:42 pm

    Yup i’ve never had much luck w my own slips.

    🥴

    • Yankeeredneck

      Member
      April 18, 2024 at 11:49 am

      Frustrating but I will figure this out.😂

      • MartHale7

        Member
        April 18, 2024 at 5:58 pm

        👍

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