London (change)
5 messages
29/07/2012 at 11:16

Peeling a shop-bought sweet potato recently, we found it was beginning to sprout. I firmed in the pieces of peel into damp compost and now leaves are beginning to grow happily. Too late into the growing season to hope for results but, question is, can I overwinter these plants and hope to grow a crop in containers next year?

29/07/2012 at 11:19

This comes up occasionally-you might get something you might not-treat it as a novelty-you cant overwinter them-try growing indoors or under cover now.

29/07/2012 at 12:15

You mean for Xmas dinner, I assume?

29/07/2012 at 12:18

No-what I mean is you can't overwinter the plants-if you want to try growing something you will need to plant them now-turkey is a preferable option for Xmas dinner

29/07/2012 at 12:44

That's what I meant. Grow now for some result to eat for Xmas dinner. I'll go give them a good talking to straightaway!

email image
5 messages