Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sprouted Sweet Potato

Little did I know that the discount sweet potato that I lazily forgot about would grow into THIS!  After seeing little sprouts pop out a month or so ago, I put the sweetie into a bowl filled with an inch or two of water.  Roots began to form from the bottom, and ivy-like leaves from the top.  

This can be done with all kinds of pits and even root vegetables; avocado pits are especially beautiful.  Usually a toothpick holds the pit so that it sets halfway in a cup of water.  I didn't even do that much; really these root plants are hearty and WANT to live, and in my experience, they grow readily.


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