Beverly P
Beverly P
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  • Sterling Heights, MI
Asked on Sep 29, 2012

Sweet potato vine

Margaret LaRoseDouglas HuntBeverly P
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I just pulled all my sweet potato vine and found tubers that look like sweet potatoes. Can I save these and start new plants next year? I have never grown them before so I am clueless here.
6 answers
  • Gail Salminen
    on Sep 29, 2012

    If you want to try to save them, place them in peat moss in a dry place in the basement for the winter. You may be able to start them in February or March indoors for a head start on the season. Not sure if it will work, but does work for Dahlias and Canna Lillies, done't see why it would be different for your tubers.

  • Beverly P
    on Sep 29, 2012

    Thats what I was thinking, hey it's worth a shot. I was just so surprsied to see them...but they have to come from somewhere so it must be the tubers.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Sep 30, 2012

    You can absolutely save them, Beverly, and given the prices they get for the plants, you have a very good incentive to do so. Here's an article from Dave's Garden with good step-by-step tips: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2801/#b

  • Beverly P
    on Sep 30, 2012

    Wow, thanks Doug! Who'lda thunk it! I will try this in the spring.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Oct 1, 2012

    Let us know how you fare, Beverly.

  • Margaret LaRose
    on May 6, 2013

    I have dug up my tubers in the fall and used them again and they worked fine.

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