One potato, two potato …

I’m guessing my kitchen must be a good spot for sprouting! Last month I spotted a potato with some shoots that I’ve decided to try and grow. Today I discovered this sweet potato, making a run for life. What do you guys reckon? Should I give it a chance, or make a soup out of it?


My sweet potato with shoots!

My sweet potato with shoots!

9 Responses to One potato, two potato …

  1. Samantha February 17, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Give it a chance. Then you can make more soup when you harvest later.

  2. Dani February 18, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    Niall – The sweet potato has the most beautiful vine-type leaf growth, and providing that you plant it in a big enough pot, and keep it watered, it’ll produce for you 🙂

    Go for it – give it life!

  3. Louise Rash February 18, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    You can do both. Cut it in half just below the shoots, and plant this, shoots upwards, and use the rest for soup.

  4. Hillary February 18, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I have never heard of soup with sweet potato. Have you made it before?

  5. Ann February 19, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    I agree with Louise Rash’s suggestion. I have even managed to get potatoes to grow from just a slice about 1 cm thick cut from a sprouting potato. That way one gets the best of both worlds. Enjoy your soup and harvest.

  6. AD Nel February 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

    My sister in law sent me a sweet potato she “forgot” in a bag in the bottom of her fridge. I harvested about 8 eyes and they are growing very well. I agree that you plant the eyes that are sprouting and cook the rest. i use sweet potato to thicken soups and stwens instead of flour.

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