Added by on 2017-09-10

Saved some of the tips of the sweet potatoes I’d already harvested back the end of August and put in some water to root knowing I might use them again. I wanted to test whether these slips would be viable after flowering to test the possibility of continuous growing of sweets all year long. I demonstrate how I planted up 4 containers which will hopefully get placed in my upcoming heated greenhouse I’m working on now. There is also a follow up on cut-and-come-again at the end. I love chatting with folks and answering questions. If you enjoy my videos, please like, comment and subscribe! You can subscribe by clicking this link and then you’ll get a notification every time I upload a video: http://www.youtube.com/user/c3voyage?sub_confirmation=1 Now, I’m on Facebook! Share your gardening thoughts and pictures! https://www.facebook.com/c3voyage/ . A little about my setup. I have a hydroponic greenhouse. I grow in a system I call FAWN which is a modified hydroponic drip system. The media I grow in is aged rice hulls with parboiled rice hulls mixed. This has proven to be a great mix for me. I use Masterblend fertilizer as my nutrients to every plant grown. I’ve been pretty successful with my setup growing hydroponic tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, turnip greens, corn, potatoes, kale, carrots, beets, spinach, onions, leeks, and even okra! Everything a gardener would desire. I also dabble in other areas like growing in raised beds, growing in a ground garden, grafting, pond activities, growing fruits, and other projects on the homestead. Thank you so much for stopping in! In my squash breeding program, I saw where the SVB was killing off many of my squash. This particular squash’s seed squash was no where near ready. I wanted a backup in case the […]

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20 Comments

  • Midwest Gardener 1 week ago

    Interesting side by side comparison of the seed starting mixtures. Never though of winter sweet potatoes here.

  • Benja's Uber 1337 Hobby 1 week ago

    Great video 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Fensterfarm Greenhouse 1 week ago

    Gotta love those visionary growers, huh?
    Chuck

  • CB's Greenhouse and Garden 1 week ago

    Middle of winter? Dec 21st is first day of winter even though we been in the twenties and thirties a lot. Good luck on the winter grow bro! Can't wait to see the new GH all setup and running.

  • BobMels Gardens 1 week ago

    We have the same choice of coffee creamers. Best wishes Bob.

  • Daisy Debs 1 week ago

    Hi Brent , So can you just clarify for me one thing …….did you cut the vine offshoot off or did you layer it ? I need to know as my husband has just broken off completely a stem of my precious squash plant !! . I really want to save it ! 🙁

  • Jennifer Ponzini 1 week ago

    Love the beginning of the video lol

  • The Everyday Guy 1 week ago

    Fantastic and great to know. How was the yield on that plant? Thank you for sharing.

  • Austin Mahan 1 week ago

    Thanks for posting. My squash just started dying. Hopefully I have save it. Thanks for the info!!!

  • Fensterfarm Greenhouse 1 week ago

    I had no idea that you can do this?
    Chuck

  • Lisa'sWorld 1 week ago

    Great to know. I had a plant I just got rid of. I might could have saved a root. I'll keep this in mind for next time.

  • Jeff Sullivan 1 week ago

    Just picked this little tidbit up on bug control from my aquaponics group. Might help you. http://nxthorizon.com/Insights_2/Entries/2016/7/9_They_Die_Happy__Ethanol_a_Potential_new_IPM_Tool.html

  • Matt Garver 1 week ago

    First time seeing this done.  Great tip!

  • Midwest Gardener 1 week ago

    Nice to know. I've never tried it before, but now I know it's a possibility. Nice start to the video by the way 🙂

  • Jeff Sullivan 1 week ago

    I liked the intro. Good info on the squash.

  • Jacqueline Rosenbalm 1 week ago

    Great timing on this video Bent, I have a few squash vines feeling the pinch of the SVB as well. Who knew you could save the plant in that manner! Good to know. Thanks

  • Keyplayr61 Greenhouse Hydroponics And Gardens 1 week ago

    Oh yeah, You can root about any vining plant! Like you putting the outtakes at the beginning! My whole video is an outtake ; )

  • High Desert Garden 1 week ago

    Who knew.

  • William Walter 1 week ago

    Hi Brent,
    So will you need to water more often if you stick with the par-boiled rice hulls? Or will you just top the buckets with aged rice hulls like this one. Cheers,
    Bill

  • CB's Greenhouse and Garden 1 week ago

    I keep telling you this is why your the brains of these operations! Super nice save Bro! She is looking great!