How to grow sweet potatoes

QuestionsHow to growVegetable GrowingTypesHow to grow sweet potatoes
Lee Van Schoor asked 10 years ago
Love to grow sweet potatoes but dont know how to get started. I kow it needs a green house but I cant find seeds, seed potatoes or plants? Any advice.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Sweet potato can be grown in a greenhouse from ‘slips’ which are young shoots about 15cm long taken from a sprouted tuber. These slips are usually planted in a group or in a row about 30cm apart.

Slips  or small plants are hard to get to buy but if you get a sweet potato tuber and place it in a tray of compost in a warm bright place indoors early in the year, you should get enough slips for a trial, at least.