Sweet Potato Vine Double Take

I had another sweet potato that I neglected to cook in a timely manner.  Having had such success with my first sweet potato experiment, I decided to give it another go.  But this time, I tried planting the entire sweet potato instead of cutting it into sections.

 

This photo was taken one week after I buried the sweet potato.

I might venture to say that it’s taken root. 

 

Here is my first sweet potato plant that is starting to look like a sheep dog.  I’m afraid that I may go out onto my deck one day and the whole thing will be covered in a sweet potato vine carpet.

I still don’t have a rocking chair, so it really doesn’t matter if my plants take over.

I’ll probably decide on one right before it snows.

Y’all come back,

Sugarlump

P.S. In looking at this photo for a minute here, I realized that the leaves are shaped differently on my two sweet potato vines.  I suppose they are different varieties? Is one a yam and one a sweet potato?

What really is the difference in those two anyway?

Time to call Papa and get to the bottom of this.

P.P.S. I am curious to see if my new plant climbs the sticks. 

P.P.P.S. Ok, I’m really done now.

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12 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Vine Double Take

  1. I think that one is an ornamental–the one with the lobed leaves–and the other is probably a true sweet potato that would be edible. According to Cooking Light, there aren’t many true yams in this country–they are all varieties of sweet potatoes. (But you’d better look that up, before you go eating either one…)

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