Live Plants

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 48

97.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Grateful_Gardener
Location:
Irvine, CA, United States
Date:
January 8, 2019
          5.0
 
Better than expected
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, fast to harvest

What are the cons? none

Review:

I received three healthy plants. I put each one in a container. My thought was that I'd plant them in there until I had time to put them in their permanent raised bed. When I went to transplant them (maybe a month or so after receiving?), I already had potatoes! They weren't super big, but enough of them to make a delicious side dish for the family. I couldn't believe how fast they took off and how happy they were. The taste was great too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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34 out of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Urbangardener
Location:
Beloit, WI, United States
Date:
November 14, 2018
          5.0
 
Best sweet potatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Super sweet and purple!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Got 3 slips in 2017. planted them in pots until the bed was ready in July. Still got two buckets of sweet potatoes by frost. They were amazing! Sweet and flavorful, we ate them plain boiled without anything. I made a tub of sweet potato ice cream with coconut milk from a large tuber. It was delicious! We saved the smaller pieces for 2018 and the harvest was similar. Again keeping the smaller pieces, plus a few slips in a planter in the greenhouse, so I can have more. As an added bonus the soil around them ended up nice and loose, and the vines crowd out weeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
john
Location:
mahomet, IL, United States
Date:
November 12, 2018
          5.0
 
a new staple for our garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? incredible crop from 3 slips!

What are the cons? not as sweet as expected

Review:

I got 3 slips in around the start of may and planted them in a relatively small area (about 3x4 foot) with soil that was fairly loose, but not a lot of organic material in it. I watered regularly with the rest of the garden and let the vines crawl all over. It was fun watching the stuff spread.Then around the end of September I decided to dig 'em up and see what I ended with. I weighed them each and ended with around 50lbs between the three plants!!! I had an overflowing bushel crate. one of the potatoes was well over 3lbs, and most are over 2lbs. The potatoes are very mildly sweet, not nearly as sweet as a regular sweet potato, but they still taste great. They are very dense/dry, but mashing them with a llittle extra butter makes some fantastic mashed potatoes that are creamy and have a deep, rich purple color. My wife won't let me share our crop with anyone because she loves them so much.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Marie
Location:
Waynesville, NC, United States
Date:
November 11, 2018
          5.0
 
Impressive and tough
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful foliage, easy.

What are the cons? None

Review:

I just read that this plant can be grown at elevations up to 2000 ft, and I am excited to report mine grew 20 feet of vines at much higher elevation. I would consider our yard rugged, lol. It's all forest except our driveway so I just tucked 3 plants in to a doubled over coffee bean sack loaded with compost and perlite right on the gravel driveway with dappled light from being at the edge of the woods. Other than 2 or 3 hits of coffee grounds over the summer I did nothing to help them grow, including weeding and they rambled around just fine. I.got them.planted a bit late, like June, and i have a casserole dish's worth of carrot sized tubers. Seeing how resilient they were to cold i will plant them earlier next year and hope for a bigger crop, but i am excited they were prolific in very lazy garden circumstances and I'm stoked to have stock for starts next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MOPlanter
Location:
Washington, MO, United States
Date:
September 10, 2018
          5.0
 
Pretty potatoes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Color, unique texture

What are the cons? Monster plant size

Review:

This is my first year growing sweet potatoes. From three slips planted in mid-May we harvested 13.7# of sweet potatoes by September 9th (largest individual potato was 886g). The planting position got about 7-8 hours of direct sun, and was very protected from any wind. When the slips came in April it was too cold to plant them out so we started them in compostable pots indoors under grow lights. I would probably do this again, regardless of weather, as it helped the little slips to recover from the mail and go through our standard indoor>cold frame>planted out progression. We had an incredibly dry summer but the plants never seemed to suffer and coped well with deep watering 3x weekly. The vines themselves were enormous. They were planted in a 36 sq ft bed and completed outgrew it. When roasted their texture was very dense compared to sweet potatoes I've gotten from the store and the flavor less sweet and more complex. *Very* delicious and eye catching on the plate!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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