In about a month, there were a lot of slips and they were getting taller and taller every day. I figured that within a few weeks they could go in the ground.
Finally it was planting day. The story on the blue tote....I was headed to work one morning and while still in the subdivision, I noticed this tote sitting next to a neighbors trash can (trash pickup was that day). I pulled over and grabbed it. The tote had cracks in the bottom and the sides were slightly dented. However, I knew exactly what job this tote would serve. My husband on the other hand was looking at me like a crazy woman....picking up trash and putting it in our car, within our neighborhood. I had to laugh. On planting day I gave him the task of cutting the bottom of the tote out so that I could sit it on the soil to plant my potatoes. When it is time to harvest, I can just lift the tote up to reveal all the potatoes (well lets at least hope there is a good amount).
Newly planted sweet potato slips. I was able to get 6 slips (4 were tall and 2 were small).
About 2 weeks later, major growth has occurred.
An additional week later more growth. So far this bucket is off to a good start (cross your fingers, eyes, toes).