Sweet potato vines need to go south for the winter
Hi all, I have been away from GW since 2005 (Katrina)and seem to be gettting the bug again. I have tons of sweet potato vines - both light green and dark purple (Margurite and Blackie) that are about to disappear with our first hard freeze. (North Mississippi) This is my first experience with them but I understand they have a "potato" tuber that can be saved over winter - and they are related to the morning glory vine.
Today I cut a vine approximately two yards long and shipped it to my mother in South Florida. If this works out ok I will offer them on the exchange. They root very quickly in water, and they recover very quickly when they droop from thirst.
Has anyone on this forum ever tried growing them indoors over winter? Any suggestions on what to do with my huge "crop" of sweet potato vines before they freeze will be greatly appreciated. I will post a picture if I can figure it out. My first attempt failed because the file was too large.
Thanks, Slinky a/k/a Sylvia