During the Japanese occupation, my family ate sweet potato leaves to survive. Now they are a delicacy. So I decided to plant them. Except that the variegated ones I bought from the landscape company looked too colourful.
You may be thinking that we eat a lot of home grown vegetables in our home. With 3 types of rosemary plants, basil, long beans etc etc. But you are wrong. I know the bats eat my jambu. But its one bite on each fruit. Such waste. Or its the monkeys. My neighbour Jeslin said they’re back. One tried to eat her cactus. One tried to eat my air plant. Maybe it mistook it for the top of a pineapple.
Himself says that the sweet potato leaves look too colorful. Its like eating koi or goldfish. What’s your excuse?
I live in an apartment with a large balcony. So no ground for it to creep.
But in a box. A very large pot. Next to the frangipani.
Netting for drainage.
Do you think I’ll try the escapelier next?
A layer of filter.
Finally the plants which spread really fast.
Frying them with belachan chilli would be nice.
Update: the sweet potato leaves were planted in Jan 2017. Since then, I have a lime/calamansi plant and 2 pygmy banana plants in the space. The sweet potato is so tiny that I am having second thoughts.