Sweet Potato: Simple Trick For Plantation
In this post, we will know about Sweet potato
- About sweet potato
- How to plant in a flowerpot
- Best caring tips
- Season of fruits
- Top 4 benefits
About Sweet Potato: Sweet potato is the best rooting vegetable plant in the family of Convolvulaceae. This vegetable is edible and sweet in taste, and it has lots of benefits, and you can eat it raw/ripe or boil it. The scientific name is Ipomoea batatas, and it comes with the Convolvulaceae family.
100gm of sweet potato contains sodium (55mg), potassium (337mg), and carbohydrate (20g). Many types of vitamins like vitamin A, D, C, B-6, and Calcium contain 4.3 gm of sugar.
Over time, plants/shrubs spread up to several feet. White flowers bloom on this plant funnel-shaped. The Center part of the flowers is dark purple with stigma and stamen. These flowers look beautiful and attractive.
How to Plant in Flowerpot: To plant sweet potatoes in a flowerpot, we need a large flowerpot or tray pot (size should be 25 to 27 inches with a depth of 8 inches). Take out the germinated sweet potato (which has germinated part). Cut out the germinated part from the potato. Winter is the best time for the plantation.
To get germinated potato: Keep the potato in the dark places or cover it with any tissue paper. After 5 to 6 days, the potato will germinate.
Prepare a Soil Potting: For making a good quality soil mixture, take out the well-drained garden soil with decomposed cow dung. Mix it well and make the soil mixture well-drained. Fill the soil mixture into the flower pot/tray pot. Take out the germinated sweet potatoes and dig holes (1 to 2 inches deep), and put the potatoes into those holes. Cover the rooting part with soil mixture and some water.
After all, place the flowerpot in the full sunlight. Within 6 to 8 days, new leaves, roots, and stems appear from the potato. Keep the plants in full sunlight.
While soil mixing: USDA hardiness zone should be 3-11. In a flowerpot, make sure drainage holes are available or not. If there are no holes at the surface, then make 5 to 9 holes (Drainage holes are necessary). Cover the holes with a grenade or stones. Use a ceramic flowerpot. The distance between the germinated potato should be 3 to 4 inches. for best results, choose a ground site with well-drained soil.
Best Caring Tips :
- Watering: For best growth, keep the moisture in the pot and do not pour too much water. Before watering, constantly check the top layer of soil potting; if dried, then give water properly.
- Best fertilizer: Fertilizer is necessary for each plant. Give fertilizer after 30 to 40 days or before the growing season(December to February). For good results, cow dung is the best fertilizer and after fertilization, give water properly.
- Temperature: Keep the flowerpot in the full sunlight. Always maintain a temperature between 15°C to 30°C.
Season of fruits & Harvesting: During the winter season, it starts growing after two months on the plantation. You can remove the plants from the soil then you will check the size of the fruits. Over time, sweet potato grows up to 4 to 10 inches. If you are satisfied with the size of the potatoes, then you can harvest them properly or after four months of the plantation.
Benefits of Sweet Potato: There are lots of benefits but here are showing top 4 benefits
- Improve eye-sight.
- Improve hair growth.
- It is a good source of boosting energy.
- Improve immune system.
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