Sweet Potatoes are easy to grow, nearly pest free, highly productive, and a good source of starch in the diet along with vitamins C & A (in the orange varieties). Its ability to produce in poor soils makes the sweet potato an especially good crop for poor tropical soils where fertilizer is not available. (Another tropical crop which produces well in poor soils is cassava. It has an advantage over sweet potato in drought tolerance, but sweet potato has the advantage in nutrients.)
The ornamental sweet potato plant is different from its vegetable sibling. While it does produce edible sweet potato tubers, the ornamental variety bears more colorful foliage, making it a popular houseplant. Learn more here.
What Is The Difference Between A Sweet Potato And A Yam? The sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that is often thought of as a yam in the United States is actually a sweet potato. All so-called yams are sweet potatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes. Even though the USDA requires that orange-colored sweet potatoes always be labeled “sweet potato,” most people still think of sweet potatoes as…
Growing Sweet Potato Vines - Care Of Ornamental Sweet Potato
Ornamental Sweet Potatoes: How To Grow An Ornamental Sweet Potato Plant - The ornamental sweet potato plant is different from its vegetable sibling. While it does produce edible sweet potato tubers, the ornamental variety bears more colorful foliage, making it a popular houseplant. Learn more here.
SWEET POTATOES IN BUSHEL BASKETS — a success!! Sweet potatoes may be the perfect crop for not-allowed vegetable gardens. The plants are lovely, with long, trailing vines and purple-tinged leaves. The late-summer flowers look like pale purple morning glories. unlike many vegetables, sweet potatoes continue to look glorious right until they're zapped by frost. A single plant will produce 1.5 – 2.5 pounds of edible roots. Outlaw Garden http://www.outlawgarden.com/2011/10/11/sweet-potatoes/