By: Zy Marquiez
January 2, 2016
Two weeks ago or so, new pictures were taken of the Sweet Potato Slip Project that is being done as a trial run for next year’s growing season.
In our last update, we showed how well the sweet potato slips had been doing.
There were a total of eleven sweet potato slips that were born before. A week ago, five more were brought into the fold for a total of sixteen little rascals.
The picture of the new ones are below.
Around the same time that the pictures were taken, four of the slips were looking a little off so to speak, and the color wasn’t as vibrant as they were originally. Some seemed to be changing to greenish yellow. They are still around, but they just don’t look as healthy.
Other than that, the whole process has been fairly straight forward. As time passes, more information will be logged in order to finish tracking the progression of this step in the growing process to have better discernment for next year.
This is a new experience for me regarding organic sweet potatoes, and certainly don’t have a greenthumb like some of my friends [yet!], but it has been a great one nonetheless.
As a side note, started a Garlic experiment about a month ago and will be writing about that soon.
Hope you are all doing well and good luck in your gardening/learning.