Here is the slip growing method I am following
This method is an excellent activity to have with children. It teaches them:
- The parts of a plant – roots, stem, and leaves
- That plants can grow from unlikely sources such as potatoes
- That plants need water, sun and eventually dirt to grow
- That plants need time to grow
- You may even get your child interested in eating sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, beta carotene and thiamine.
What you will need:
– Sweet potatoes
Follow these steps:
-Get some nice/large sweet potatoes from your grocery store, I got ones that I’ve tried before so that I know what flavor to expect. These are for 100 Fils each.
-Poke several toothpicks to keep the sweet potato tubers in place, suspended in the jars
-Fill the jars with water, so that the bottom halves of the sweet potatoes are submerged.
-Place the jars in a warm, sunny spot, sweet potatoes prefer warmth since they’re tropical plants. Change the water occasionally.
-Remove the slips, and plant them in a well composted spot with plenty of space between each plant.