I was raised in the city and am now married to the farm. By day I am a Marketing Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. In the evening I am a farm wife and mother.


Women in Ag: Making Sweet Potato Beds

Last week we experienced a first on our farm. We planted our first sweet potato beds.

Before we started growing sweet potatoes, I assumed they were planted like white potatoes.  Pieces of white potato are planted directly in the field. This method does not work for sweet potatoes.  Instead, vegetative cuttings are transplanted into the field.

Where do these cuttings, called sprouts or slips, come from?