18 August 2011

Ipomoea-Ace of Spades

Above you will see my Sweet Potato Vine when it was just a baby.  It was cute and tiny and didn't even reach the sides of the hanging container I had put it in.  Now it is HUGE!  Despite the fact that it does not receive as much water as some of its plant friends nearer to the water spout it is doing surprisingly well.  

Of course it can only ever live alone as it will overtake any plant friends it would have in its container with it.  The tubers are edible but I have my doubts that they will be very good...I'll let you know at the end of the season.  

And of course, the tubers you don't eat you use to start new plants next spring!   I love perrenials!

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