Growing Your own Vegetables and Fruits, guarantees you a fresh supply of organic produce at a very low cost.
Nathan Levy gives us a sweet potato growing tutorial in just over three and a half minutes.
Did you know the leaves are edible? And it makes a colorful ground cover, where you don’t have to mow the grass.
Growing Sweet Potatoes – Video
Growing Sweet Potatoes Step by Step
Special thanks to Nathan Levy of StPete.LocallyGrown.net
- Cut the ends off of a sweet potato. Preferably from a batch of extra delicious, healthy sweet potatoes
- Let them sit for a day or so. The part of the cut exposed to the air should dry up a bit.
- Plant them in the soil, sand is good. They will grow in even poor quality soil.
- They don’t really need to be fertilized.
- Keep watered.
- Once you have one plant, you can break off bunches of leaves and just stick them in the ground.
- They make a nice ground cover. The vines will grow and expand to cover a lot of area.
- Plant a bunch and you will have an edible landscape.
The leaves are edible too and make a great addition to salads. Nathan grows three different colors of sweet potatoes.
This makes a nice tri-color salad.