|A bouquet of cuttings!|
Now, if you're not familiar with the story, sweet potatoes do not really grow in Canada, let alone on the Prairies. Our growing season is too short and not hot enough. It's even hard to find seed sweet potatoes, so last year I was entranced when I saw Vesey's offer cuttings. If you'd like to read about last years' experiment, check it out here and here! The new cuttings have been in a glass of water for three days, and got planted in the hoop house this morning! They had nice, healthy roots growing on them, but these will be roots largely adapted for water. I'll treat them gently until I'm pretty sure they are well rooted in the soil. I did not put compost in the holes so there's no chance of over-loading the little babies. They are planted with one plant in between two tomatoes, so lots of water for that side of the hoop house! Here's keeping our fingers crossed for this years' Manitoba Sweet Potato Experiment!
|They look so small planted out!|