Sowing seeds or digging a hole to bury the rootball of a transplant are the most common means of starting a garden crop, but there are some plants, like sweet potatoes, where a cutting is essentially directly rooted in the ground. These cuttings are called slips and the time to plant sweet potatoes is late May to early June. In this video, Doug Vernon, one of our PHHI STEM educators, gives a quick tutorial on how to plant sweet potato slips.
This video, Planting Sweet Potatoes, is part of the STEM To-Go series. We’ve created a YouTube Playlist on the Plants for Human Health Institute channel for all the “STEM To-Go” videos that will be forthcoming from our STEM Education team. Feel free to share this and other virtual learning resources from NC State Extension.