Grow A Sweetpotato House Plant


Materials:
Sweetpotato
Toothpicks
Jar or Glass
Water (non-chlorinated)

Methods:
Wash Sweetpotato thoroughly.
Insert toothpicks into the sides of the Sweetpotato about 1/3 of the way down.
Place the Sweetpotato into the jar.
Fill the jar with water.

Results:
In about 10-15 days, the Sweetpotato will begin to bud.
For the next 3 to 6 months, vines will grow from the Sweetpotato.
You can train the vies to climb up or around whatever you choose.

Keeping it Green:
Always keep the jar filled with water.
Keep the Sweetpotato plant in full to moderate sunlight.
Keep the Sweetpotato plant at a room temperature at or above 65 degrees.


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