I finally got around to taking some cuttings from my 'Blackie' sweetpotato
vine on Wednesday. Yesterday (Friday) I checked the glass they are in and
discovered they have roots an inch long already!! Talk about instant
gratification -- no wonder kids love them in school...
Hope I don't get overrun this winter when I'm keeping the potted cuttings on
the enclosed porch for next spring. ;-] I generally leave my other
house-type plants and sturdier orchids outside until the night-time temps
drop to the mid-40s, usually sometime in October. I move them back out when
the night temps are steadily above the mid-40s in the spring. Have never
grown this plant before, and have no idea how tender it is -- any
suggestions as to how long I can leave the potted cuttings outdoors this
fall would be much appreciated. TIA!
Beautiful Butte County, CA
Sunset Zone 7, USDA Zone 8
Now, now, any plant that can be put in water on Wednesday and have
inch-long roots by Friday is worth a few props, for entertainment
value if nothing else (at this rate, you almost can "watch the grass
=========And that's the truth! The roots have doubled in size as of today -- at this
rate, they'll be taking over the table they're on if I don't get them potted
soon. Highly entertaining, IMHO. And yes, I do know that I'm easily
The plant is currently in a large planter with several others -- I thought
I'd try to see if I can overwinter them all in the pot. I'm taking cuttings
of all, as Emergency Backup Spares, in case I need them. Be prepared! 8-]
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