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Sweet Potato Slips in New Mexico?

 
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Planning our gardening for next spring (already!). Does anyone know if there is anyone in the Albuquerque area who will be selling organic sweet potato slips in the spring?
 
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Not sure if they are organic sourced but I grew 250+ sweet potato slips from this guy. Five varieties. All did very well in our organic garden. Ordered several months early. They arrived right on time.
 
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Oh yeah! I've ordered from this guy before. If I recall we didn't get anything out of those slips. But almost certain that was because of something on our end. If I don't find anything local, I'll likely get from him. Thanks for the reminder!
 
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Slips are hard to find in my area. This season i made my own. It was very easy. Surprisingly easy.

Plenty of online know how. I just set it in a jar of water. Half in, half out. It did not take long for sprouts. When they were long enough i twisted them off and put them in water till they rooted.
 
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Hi Sigrid-

I just started a thread for sweet potato slip sellers.  And also opinions on the least sweet sweet tater.  You might find this helpful, in case you can't find a local grower.

Sweet potatoes that aren't sweet - and a list of sweet potato slip sellers
 
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I don't know anywhere that you can buy them, but sweet potato slips are SUPER easy to start yourself and way less expensive (if cost is a factor for you).  We start our own each year from organic potatoes that we buy from the grocery.  We use the "potato 1/2 in, 1/2 out of water method" too, however since we need a lot of slips, we use a large (8x15) stainless steel pan.  I can usually fit 10 or more potatoes in the pan.  I lay the potatoes on their side and put the pan in a warm sunny spot in my diningroom.   When the slips get about 6 inches long, I pull them off at the base and put them in jars of water to grow out the roots (take off any leaves that would be under water otherwise).  You don't have grow out the roots, but in my experience, the slips are less likely to fail if the root system is already started before planting.  
 
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