Growing Like a Weed

sweet potato vines
@GardenGerty (99358)
United States
October 31, 2016 6:33am CST
That is just an expression we sometimes use. I wanted to share a more recent picture of my white sweet potato plant that is growing in water. Soon I will take cuttings, or slips from the vines and start new plants to put into a garden next year. When you look closely at the vines you can see little bumps that will grow roots when cut off and put in water. I am planning for spring already.
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@sueznewz2 (9997)
• Alicante, Spain
31 Oct 16
It looks strong and healthy ... I hope your plans work out.. I do not have green fingers ... so do not bother trying to grown anything....
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
My parents both grew things and so did my grandparents. I can hardly help myself.
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@sueznewz2 (9997)
• Alicante, Spain
1 Nov 16
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 Oct 16
I love spring, right after fall, I think fall is about done sadly
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I am not really sure it has started here yet. We just have a few leaves down and a little color. Where you are gets really beautiful.
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• Centralia, Missouri
1 Nov 16
@GardenGerty well I think it peaked and is gone, Im seeing lots of brown now, think the up and down weather confused the trees lol
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
2 Nov 16
@Jessicalynnt you are probably right. I think the name of the town we used to go to was Franklin.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
1 Nov 16
I'm not even thinking about Spring - I'm busy putting my garden to bed for the winter.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
2 Nov 16
Do you have very harsh winters? My lead teacher gave me a viola plant for Halloween. I will add it to one of my planters and see if it gets to bloom before a freeze.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
2 Nov 16
@GardenGerty We have frosts and occasional snow, but we don't usually have severe conditions in my part of England.
@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Nov 16
I'm glad it's doing so well.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
In school a billion years ago my teacher had sweet potato vines. I tried a couple of years ago and got nothing. It turns out that they are treated so they will not sprout. This was organic, though and so it was not treated and just look at it grow.
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@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Nov 16
@GardenGerty I'm glad it wasn't treated and you're getting great results.
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• United States
31 Oct 16
We have a volunteer sweet potato in the garden - I wonder if it will make it thru winter.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
Let us know what happens. Do you get many hard freezes?
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
1 Nov 16
White sweet potatoes are so good! So are their tender young leaves.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
2 Nov 16
I seem to have a bumper crop going on from my one little potato. So do you cook the leaves? By what method? Can you cook any sweet potato leaves?
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@Corbin5 (106490)
• United States
31 Oct 16
You do have a jump on spring!! Sounds like you will have a good harvest with those cuttings.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I hope so. It is always time for a new garden adventure.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
31 Oct 16
Looks good! It is growing great.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I am excited as it is a lovely vine.
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@MALUSE (40225)
• Germany
31 Oct 16
A gardener has to plan in advance. You can't start only in spring.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
I am hoping to be successful with this. Thanks.
@skysnap (17817)
31 Oct 16
looks good indeed.
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@GardenGerty (99358)
• United States
1 Nov 16
They make really pretty vines.