How To Grow Sweet Potatoes In A Jar

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Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like sweet potatoes decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight.

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You can grow potatoes indoors if you have a sunny window or grow lights.

1. Choose a healthy, clean sweet potato with no soft spots or signs of rot. Rinse the sweet potato in cool, clean water to remove any caked on dirt.

2. Poke four toothpicks into the sides of the sweet potato. Space them evenly so that they form a circle around the middle of the tuber.

3. Fill a glass jar with water. The mouth of the jar has to be wide enough to support the potato on toothpicks. Set the sweet potato into the mouth of the jar with the narrow, pointed end down. Rest the toothpicks on the rim of the jar.

4. Fill the jar with water to within ½ inch below the rim. Most of the bottom half of the sweet potato should be immersed in water. Make sure the potato’s eyes are covered with water, or else they will not sprout.

5. Put the jar in a sunny location. A south facing windowsill is perfect. You can also place the jar underneath grow lights. You’ll see new shoots begin to emerge within several days. About a week later tiny roots will appear.

6. Add water if necessary to keep the potato’s eyes covered.

7. Transplant the potato to a container when the roots have sprouted.

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Source: homeguides

 

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Written by Martin

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  1. Marilyn Reply

    Use organic sweet potatoes only.
    I’ve heard this stated a few times other places, as the organic ones haven’t been treated to keep them from easily sprouting.

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