Sweet Potato Plants

Growing a Sweet Potato Plant

Anonymous added on June 8, 2017 | Answered

Why is my sweet potato plant getting soft? I planted a sweet potato, it sprouted nicely and has long roots. However, the potato is now soft in some places. Is it still good, or is it going to rot? Should I throw it out and start over. Please advise. Thanks, Berta Reed

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 8, 2017

Don't throw it out if the new growth is healthy -- this is exactly what you want! The originally planted potato is likely transitioning all of its nutrients to the plant, and it's not a problem that it is changing consistency. You won't harvest that one. It will remain the "mother plant" for the sweet potato vines. With continued proper care, you'll have sweet potatoes to eat and even maybe enough to put up for winter! This article may help you continue to care for your sweet potato: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/sweet-potato/grow-sweet-potatoes.htm

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Sweet Potato Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.