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Can you store sweet potato vine tubers?

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November 04, 2007 5:02PM

The sweet potatoe vine is a perennial. It comes back every year. To save your vine, harvest the sweet potato by digging the actual potato from the ground and remove all the 'vine' from the potato. Rinse the potato off well and allow to air dry for several days before storing in sawdust, newspaper in a cool and dark place for the winter. Most likely the potatoe will start to sprout again over the winter's storage. In the spring, replant the entire potato if you choose or cut the potato into section where each section has a 'sprout' and let air dry till scabbed over. Once the potato has scabbed you can plant each individual peice to propagate new vines.