Sweet Potato Plants

Can you grow sweet potatoes or yams indoors?

Zone 59482 Zone 3 | Jeanne Fairhurst added on January 22, 2019 | Answered

The leaves to the sweet potatoes are so pretty and I have one that is sprouting leaves. I'd like to try to grow it indoors but don't know if it would have enough light.

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Answered on January 22, 2019

As long as you have a horticultural light fixture, then you can grow this indoors. Mine currently reside under Powerful LED lighting along with the rest of my garden. In fact, I just harvested mine, and started a new plant from one of the tips of the last. You can even do this with the ornamental varieties. The leaves are also edible, as long as you cook them first.

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