Growing Vegetables : Growing Sweet Potato Vines
If you have a garden where you grow your vegetables, planting sweet potatoes isn't necessarily a difficult thing. They grow normally and are pretty easy to harvest.
But what if you don't have a garden, just landscape? If this is the case or you simply want a decorative, ornamental plant, you should consider growing sweet potato vines. They are easy to grow and with all the benefits listed below, I can't think of a reason not to have them.
1. These vines grow best in full sun or partial shade making them perfect ground cover for your landscape.
2. They can be grown is pots as well, which has made them ideal for window gardens or just an accent to other potted flowers around your home.
3. These plants have the added perk of actually producing vegetables. Normally 120-140 days after planting, in late fall when you normally would be trimming them back, you can dig down around the base. This works best when you are growing them in good, quality soil with peat.
4. At the base you will find sweet potatoes. These can be used in various ways from mashing, like normal potatoes, to fries or grilling them. With all of the possibilities and the beauty of the sweet potato vine, it is no wonder that the sweet potato vine is becoming a favorite ground cover and accent plant for many landscapers and gardeners.