It’s time to begin a few indoor gardening projects. At the top of my list is growing a sweet potato plant with my grandchildren.
Growing a sweet potato is easy. Buy a good-sized sweet potato or yam from a farm or organic market; they are less likely to be treated with chemicals to prevent sprouting. Insert three or four toothpicks around the widest circumference and place the bottom in water. A flower vase with a slender neck is the perfect container to choose.
The tuber grows quickly and develops a large root system. In just over a month it will be ready for planting in a pot of soil.
I left a portion of the tuber above the soil line. I think it adds a bit of interest to the look of the plant. I also like the way the tuber mirrors the golden-orange brown of the pot’s ceramic finish.
Growing a sweet potato is a fun and easy project for Autumn or Winter.