31 March 2011

It's All about Plants

Did any of you grow sweet potato vines when you were a youngster? I did and the other day a friend and I were reminiscing about it. Yesterday when I was at Meijers, I picked up 1 sweet potato to grow one again. I read online that they have the appearance of philodendrons. I was surfing around the Internet looking for suggestions on how to do it and I found this super great site by the University of Illinois called the Great Plant Escape. It is for kids and it's a learning adventure all about plants--sort of a mystery, learning game. I enjoyed clicking through and trying to see how much I remembered from my science classes in days of yore.

I did start a sweet potato vine. Maybe it will even get a vine one of these days.  Here it is:

Y'all have a great week.

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  1. I have said a prayer for the vine to grow and be fruitful, so do not be suprised when it does. I can already see it flourishing. Yum, sweet potatoe pies with homemade marshmellos here we come!! hee hee

  2. Thank you for the link, I'll have to check it out. My son would love to do that. I do remember trying it as a kid, but I don't remember if mine ever sprouted or just grew roots. :-) Happy Friday!

  3. Ooohhh I cant wait to see if your vine grows I just might have to try me one of those, I do remember then as a kid but I dont remember sticking with it for long though LOL Good luck with yours :o)

  4. I do recall these Wow, I might just do one myself.

  5. My sweet potato already has some small, fine roots!


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