A Slip Up

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Sweet Potato Slip

The sweet potato slips arrived this week, much to my surprise. They are a tropical plant and like temperatures above 70 deg F.

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Sad Slips

They survived shipping from Maine, but within a day, started wilting. I put them in smaller containers and filled it up with water. These will have to go into the ground despite the low nighttime temperature. Let’s see if they make it.

Sweet potatos are in the Convulvulaceae family, which include climbing vines like morning glory. They are not potatoes, and are often mislabeled as yams in the grocery stores.

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