First it was Green Tea.
And now, the latest magical health food—the humble Sweet Potato.
All these years, I knew of only two ways to eat it. Boil, peel, cut, eat. Or roast, peel, cut, eat.
Now the net has tens of recipes. Outnumbered only by articles which list the benefits of eating sweet potatoes.
So were we excited when someone told us a super-simple way to grow them! Just cut the bottom half off (cook the rest!). And put this bottom half into a container of water, partly submerged in it. Put the container in a place with good light (outside for a few hours is good). Don’t forget to change the water every 3 days. And you will see magic in a week! Small leaves in shades of green, red and purple, then more leaves. Growing lush and tall
Once you see enough leaves, plant this in the ground or in a pot.
And voila, you will have your own sweet potato farm!
Be green, have fun, eat healthy!
PS: Apparently, bandicoots and rats love sweet potatoes. So I think the first part involving the container is the easy part. Who knows what will happen when we put them in the ground!?! But we will be optimistic.
PPS: A joint project of Anuradha, Sudha and Meena.
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I used to grow it as an ornamental plant. The leaves are beautiful. Never thought of eating the roots!