Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sweet Potato Plant Update

Today we're excited to share a little sweet potato plant update alongside the 3rd installment of our Sustainable Scraps mini-series over on The Rikrak Studio where we've documented each of the steps in the growing process thus far!

We were thrilled when Kristal from Rikrak contacted us to guest post on her popular blog with a sampling of the plant projects we've been undertaking. For those of you not familiar, we've been trying our hand at growing a few sack fulls of sweet potatoes straight from the scraps of an organic potato we had on hand when making dog treats one afternoon.

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Official Sweet Potato Update: 
We are now at right around the 3 month mark from originally trying to sprout our sweet potato and here's what we're currently looking like both indoors and in our outside coffee sack:

While they haven't taken off like crazy vines outdoors yet, they've seemed to have taken root well and continue to grow slowly. Indoors is a whole other story...

As you can gather, we've let things run a little wild in our windowsill garden! We're not sure yet whether or not we'll plant that big ole' vine or just leave it be to do its thing, but we'll be sure to let you know either way.

Here's what we started with:

We're hoping to find blooms by August and be able to have something to show for this big sweet potato project come September!

Follow along with the full Rikrak Studio Sustainable Scraps mini-series here and keep up with our full sweet potato plant progress and learn how to start growing your own right here.


  1. Okay, seriously, I could hardly manage to keep my green onion growing and regrowing (so I gave up and I buy my green onions now). I'm really impressed with ya'lls ability to grow all these things on the windowsill! Jealous.

    1. Thanks Jenny! Sorry to hear it's not working as well where you are!! Keep us posted if you are able to get things growing!

  2. Whoa, I thought those things looked like Little Shop of Horror back around week 3 or 4...just look at them now! Amazing, that is just too stinking cool.

    Come up for a beer sometime, I'll bring the salmon if you bring the produce ;)

  3. I hate to tell you this, but the potato ont he left had blight. If dont remove that leaf and part of that stalk now, you risk it spreading to other plants in and outside of your home. Its nasty stuff.

    1. Thanks for pointing that out we caught it just in time and all is good now! Thanks for visiting.