We just passed the Full Pink Super Moon, theSprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, the Fish Moon, the Paschal Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, Bak Poya, and a Supermoon. So many interpretations of the full moon around the world.
We are now going into a waning period of the Moon—from the day after it is full to the day before it is new again. As the moonlight decreases night by night, plants are encouraged to grow roots, tubers, and bulbs. It’s always best to try to plant with the coming rains which are in the forecast.
Click on the links to get growing information and best varieties from Texas A&M Extension and other sources.
Sweet Potatoes (Slips)
GROW YOUR OWN
You can plant sweet potato slips through June so you still have a little time to grow your own slips at home. See our blog post on two ways to do this at home. The method that produced the most slips was the “soil method.” There were approximately 25 slips created from one sweet potato.
We have so many purple sweet potato slips left over from the soil method that we decided to do a give-away. The first person to respond to our email by April 28, 2021, with the correct answer to the following question wins!
What family is the Sweet Potato in?
Pick-up is in Central East Austin (78702).
WHERE TO BUY
If you haven’t grown your own slips you can buy them at local nurseries such as The Natural Gardener and Tillery Plant Company. You can even plant small organic sweet potatoes directly in the soil.
For more ideas on Ornamentals, Perennials, and Herbs, visit the Central Texas Gardener and The Natural Gardener lists online. Download the Texas A&M Extension Planting Chart and Varieties Chart at AustinOrganicGardners.org.