Sweet Potato Slips

Sweet Potato Slips – Enjoy one of nature’s tastiest superfoods!

Did you know that sweet potatoes are not only delicious but they’re also packed with nutrients? Sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber, vitamins A and C and potassium. They’re also low in calories and fat.

Sweet potatoes are best grown in warm weather. In most parts of the country, they’re planted in late spring or early summer. Sweet potatoes need about 90 days to mature.

There are two main types of sweet potatoes – orange-fleshed and white-fleshed. Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are the most popular type. They’re often called yams in the United States, even though they’re not really related to true yams. White-fleshed sweet potatoes are less sweet than orange-fleshed types.

Sweet potatoes are grown from slips. Slips are small, thin pieces of sweet potato sprouted from a mature sweet potato. To plant these delicious treats, simply bury the sweet potato slips in loose, well-drained soil about 12 inches apart. Then, water the plants regularly and fertilize them every few weeks. Sweet potatoes are ready to harvest when the leaves begin to turn yellow and die back, usually 95 to 120 days after planting. They have thin skin though, so be gentle. 

There are many ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. They can be baked, roasted, mashed or fried. Sweet potatoes can also be used in soups, stews and casseroles.

Adding sweet potatoes to your garden is a great way to enjoy their delicious flavor and nutritional benefits. However, finding sweet potato slips for sale locally can sometimes be difficult, which is why ordering online will make your life easier. So grab some today!