Why Bare root Slips?
Sweet potatoes grow rapidly and have very determined roots systems that can quickly become root bound when potted in soil. This is why sweet potatoes are generally sold as either vine cuttings or bare root slips.
Winnipeg Sweet Potato offers healthy slips with strong roots that will encourage them to get right to business and start growing in your garden.
A solution for:
Anyone who wants more sweet potatoes
Winnipeg Sweet Potato wants to ensure that our healthy slips can still be a feasible option for all local growers.
Being a fairly small scale operation at this point does not allow for bigger discounts or lower pricing on large orders.
We do however offer a solution to this possible barrier.
Sweet potato vines are quite simple to propagate and if you are so inclined, you can double or triple the vines you have purchased.
This is really only possible with local slips that may be obtained early enough in the season to be divided successfully.
At Winnipeg sweet potato all of our plants are
grown free from the use of chemicals and are
carefully tended on a small scale.
This care and attention to detail produces a
premium quality product that has the best
chance of surviving, growing and maturing in
your home garden.
Covington is a popular orange fleshed sweet variety that has enjoyed increased commercial production within Canada. This highly nutritious root vegetable is prized for it's uniform size and shape as well as long shelf life.
There are hundreds of varieties of sweets and many require a longer growing season than we can offer. Covington is a reliable producer and is well suited for our conditions. This sweet potato takes 90-100 days to mature and has a greater need for nitrogen than some varieties require.
Winnipeg sweet potato slips can be found at a few local businesses as well as shipped via Canada post.
Because slips very sensitive to cold weather they are only made available for a short period of time in May.
Slips are delivered in exceptional condition and roots are wrapped with damp paper towel then plastic.
Buying local slips allows a grower to obtain slips earlier and more reliably than suppliers who are shipping from farther away.
Spending less time in transport and not having to wait for suitable spring temperatures serves the buyer well.