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I few decades ago (gasp!) in early elementary school, we had a class project in which we took a sweet potato, stuck toothpicks in it and rested it in water to watch it grow. I would liek to do this with DD who is 3. Partly because it would be cool and partly because she too loves sweet potatoes and would eat them every day if we let her.
I would like to start a couple this way and transplant into the garden in May or so when we get it in. This is Minnesota so threat of frost does not pass until about Memorial Day.
I have a few specific questions:
1) Can I cut the potato in half or leave it whole while rooting the water?
2) Which end goes in the water?
3) When do I plant the potato in the garden?
4) How much space do they need?