Thursday, 29 March 2007

Sweet Potatoes

Last year I purchased 15 sweet potato slips from T&M - they grew really well, but they were pretty expensive, so I decided to try and grow my own this year.

Its taken quite a while for anything to happen - I think they've been in water now for a couple of months. Four of the five potatoes have developed roots. Of those, three are now developing slips - the biggest is about half an inch so far - a lovely purple colour with delicate leaves.

I'm hoping for even better success this year, especially as they'll be planted behind the greenhouse this season - if that base ever gets laid ....