Difference Between Sweet Potato Slips & Sweet Potato Plant?

Answer The main difference between sweet potato slips and plants is timing. Sweet potatoes are propagated using sprouts --- or slips --- that grow out of existing sweet potatoes. When the slips are a few ... Read More »

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How to Grow & Plant Sweet Potato Slips?

Sweet potato plants are grown from slips instead of seeds. A slip is a shoot that sprouts from a sweet potato tuber. A sweet potato sprouts slips when it is placed in water and, if the slips are cu... Read More »

Is there any difference between Sweet Potato Vine - Batata - with heart-shaped leaves and purple to black skin and the vine from the edible tuberous root of the sweet potato?

Answer Probably not. I have included two web links to help you make sure. See the related links below. There is also a vine called Potato Vine which is a member of the Solanum family and it is toxi... Read More »

How to Start Sweet Potato Slips for Plants?

Growing sweet potatoes from slips is an easy project. Finding the right potato to use is the most challenging part of the process. Those purchased in the supermarket may have been treated and won't... Read More »

Japanese sweet potato vs regular sweet potato with orange flesh?

According to an article on, Japanese sweet potatoes and "American" sweet potatoes are similar, with Japanese sweet potatoes tasting sweeter. I found several articles that talk about... Read More »