Sweet Potato Plants

Slips for Sweet Potato


Anonymous added on September 2, 2017 | Answered

Do you know the yield of one slip. I run a community garden of 33 people, and I need to know how many to plant. Also, what is the absolute minimum container size required to grow said slip? Thanks in advance for your help.


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 4, 2017

This may depend on the sweet potato variety but most will produce around 3-5 pounds per plant under good conditions. They produce more if they are allowed to sprawl so that the runners can produce additional potatoes where they hit the ground. Each slip should have 1 bushel of soil (about 35 liters); 1/2 bushel is possible but will reduce yields.

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