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Let me share with you my Love/Hate relationship with My Sweet Potato Vine!

Oh how I Love Sweet Potato Vine! They really are beautiful and their lime green leaves really make any planting pop! They are super easy to grow, in fact, a little too easy. Add a little fertilizer and you get this…

Yes! This is my cute little wagon, the one with our house numbers on it! The house numbers that you can NO LONGER SEE!

And see…the Sweet Potato Vine, just keeps growing..and…growing…and growing…

It is now almost out to the grass, a good 5 feet at least.

It really does take over everything else around it. I suppose Hate is a little harsh…but you get the idea.

I also planted some in my window box, it’s very beautiful, but the other plants look really small compared to the vine. 

And thus…my Love/Hate relationship.

So, what’s your opinion? Do you Love Sweet Potato Vine? Or hate it?

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  1. says

    My aunt has these at her place a couple of years ago. They were in baskets and are just such a beautiful colour. Can you trim it back at all? I think she had to keep trimming hers to keep them off the ground. I like them but didn’t realize they could be that invasive or high maintenance
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  2. Marilyn Holeman says

    I’m with Tammy. Hardy and easy-to grow is always a good thing! I’m sure you could just take some garden shears and cut them back. I know just regular sweet potatoes (is this what they are, or something different?) root very easily. I’m going to go check out Annette’s blog right now. I’ve been wanting something that trails, and this looks like just the thing. Liz, maybe you could replace it with ivy next year? That would still trail, but I don’t think it would “take over” like this has. Thanks for sharing this! Blessings!

  3. says

    Well, you probably just need to eat them. I was given sweet potato vine leaves as part of a farm food co-op deal I was in last year and they were lovely. I’ve been meaning to grow them. Don’t take my word for it though that you have an edible kind, but it’s worth looking into. Look at all that salad you could have!
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