There were Several S’s in the garden to choose from for today’s ABC Wednesday post - Salvia, Sage, Succulents, and Sunflowers. But in the end, I had to Select Sweet potato vine. Originally chosen for its hardiness, it became the Star of this post for an entirely different reason…ooh…the Suspense!
The name refers to the vine’s bulbous-looking root System called root tubers. It’s hardy in the Sun or Shade and even thrives in the Summer heat. This is a purple Blackie variety, but leaves can also Show green. Save your money when Shopping for Sweet potato vine because one Sole plant can Spawn a Slew. Simply Snip the bottom leaves off and Stuff the Stems in Soil. Sustain watering for Several days in Succession for 100% Success.
As the vine Spreads and Sprawls, it Stays low and Serves as a Splendid ground cover. It fills in bare Spots quickly and thickly - maybe a little too thickly. I was knealing near a patch and Somehow failed to Spot this 3-foot Snake!
I’m Suddenly Soured on Sweet potato vine!