Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Growing Sweet Potatoes with Music Experiment

Sweet potatoes aren't started by seed like most other vegetables, they're started from slips. Slips are shoots that are grown from a mature sweet potato. You can order slips from a mail order or Internet catalog (sure right)or you can start slips from a sweet potato you bought at the store. If you buy a potato from the store, be sure to find out if you're getting a bush type or a vining type.  

As the cashier had no idea as to the sweet potatoes origin it will be a surprise to all.

To start your slips, you need several healthy, clean sweet potatoes. Each sweet potato can produce up to 50 slip sprouts. To create sprouts, carefully wash your potatoes and cut them either in half or in large sections. Place each section in a jar or glass of water with half of the potato below the water and half above. Use toothpicks to hold the potato in place.
The slips need warmth, so put them on a window ledge or on top of a radiator. In a few weeks your potatoes will be covered with leafy sprouts on top and roots on the bottom.

The effect of music on plant growth is still a debatable subject among scientists and experts. Many experiments have been performed by both scientists and students to prove that plants can grow better and faster when they are provided with musical stimulation.

Each sweet potato has been named for the music of their choice

 Let the experiment begin!!

"The Sweet Emotion"

"The Sweet Georiga Brown"
"The My Sweet Lord"
"The Sweet Home Alabama" 

Playing all four videos at the same time 
will cause flashbacks to the early 70's!!

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