We eat a lot of sweet potatoes. The are more nutritious than regular russet potatoes and are much more flavorful. “Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin B5, B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange color, are high in carotenoids,” said San Diego-based nutritionist Laura Flores.
They are a better source for starchy carbs and are low in sodium. They have fewer calories that all white potatoes and they are very versatile.
When the potato had sprouted and had adequate roots I knew it was ready to transplant. I cut the sprouts out of the potato and separated them. I left a small piece of the mother potato and cut of the sprouts individually.
Then Country Man took over. He put the sprouts in a grow bag that he carefully filled with prepared soil. He believes in taking the time to prepare his projects ahead of time so the outcome is profitable. I am impatient and my garden does not always grow.
He spaced the sprouts around the soil and topped them with more soil allowing the leaves to show above the dirt. As these grow he will add more soil and roll the bag up so it gets deeper.
I will elaborate on grow bags in a future post.
I will keep you posted on the success of our sweet potatoes. They should be ready for harvest late October. Just in time for Thanksgiving, yet I don’t cook them with brown sugar. I have a few more healthy savory recipes I’d like to share later.
Happy planting 🙂