All plants are grown free from the use of chemicals and are carefully tended on a small scale. This care and attention to detail produces a premium quality product that has the best chance of surviving, growing and maturing in your home garden.
What is a slip?
Sweet potatoes are grown from small plants called slips which sprout from a mother sweet potato root. Also called cuttings or sprouts, these 6 inch tall plants a cut free and placed in water. In warm temperatures these cuttings rapidly produce strong roots which help reduce shock to the plant when put out in the garden.
A slip is a portion of the vine that will grow as a beautiful independent plant and after about 90-100 days will produce up to 12 edible roots.
These tropical plants require a little understanding to cultivate properly in our cool climate but also exhibit great determination and willingness to survive. They demand warm temperatures to flourish and are right at home with our extreme prairie summer heat.
A sweet potato slip will sprout roots at any point along the stem, similarly to a tomato. Given sun, water, nutrients and warm soil temperatures these plants grow vigorously.
For more information on growing Sweet Potato Slips go to - Winnipeg Sweet Potato