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What is this plant? (sweet potato?)

A long while ago, I planted what I'm pretty sure was the head of a sweet potato that started growing. The plant is still small but growing, and it has some small fruit-beginning (all green, but one ...
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How to grow leaves from a sweet potato (not in a jar of water)?

I once accidentally grew sweet potatos in my kitchen - it was just sitting there for a while since I haven't used it, without rotting, and it started growing. I'm trying to reproduce it, because I ...
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Sweet potatoes: Can I plant a whole tuber instead of starting slips? Are slips a better option?

I'm in zone 4 (Minneapolis MN, USA) and managed to grow some sweet potatoes last year with the 3 month window (I bought slips), but this year I have the saved tubers from last year. Should I grow ...
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Sweet potato leaf disease?

I managed to get some slips started from a store bought (treated) sweet potato in May this year. Took a very long time to get going but eventually got 3 slips started. One of the three has two leaves ...
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First sweet potato crop — Now what?

OK, so, I just harvested my first batch of sweet potatoes: (Holy crap, there are few things as satisfying as going on a treasure hunt in the dirt and pulling out a big ole hunk-o'-dinner!) But...now ...
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How far do potatoes really need to be from tomatoes to prevent disease/blight?

How far do potatoes really need to be from tomatoes? Is ten feet with a row of peas in between sufficient? Also, do sweet potatoes count as potatoes?
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How do I start sweet potatoes off?

Do you have to plant the sweet potatoes first and make sprouts, then cut vines off of these sprouts and put them in water? Can you just cut your potatoes in half and put them into water and ...
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How long does it take to start sweet potato slips?

@Om Patange asked this in a comment on this sweet potato question and I'm curious about the answer: How long does each step [in starting sweet potato slips] take? I ask to know how long before ...
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Why does my sweet potato have stunted growth with wide, flattened stems and dense leaves?

My sweet potato plant has a severely widened and flattened stem and grows like a band, with dense leaves and stunted growth. What is wrong with it?
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How can I grow my own sweet potato starts?

I have always used pre-grown sweet potato slips, but since the source of sweet potatoes I have been using is unreliable, I am looking for how to grow my own in fairly large quantities. How should I ...
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How do I grow sweet potatoes in a pot?

I planted some attractive sweet potato vines in a 6 inch deep pot -- about 1.5 ft in diameter. I didn't expect them to grow extensively. However, with watering regularly, they certainly are growing ...