Well ... this being my first effort at growing sweet potatoes, I have been relying on youtube videos and other blogs to figure out what to do.
I purchased the sweet potato "seeds" at a seed exchange in order to grow slips. The slips are basically sprouts from the seed potato that get removed and are then rooted in water. I had the luck of running into the person I bought the seed potatoes from at a recent gardening seminar (I plan to share info on that and other seminars in other posts). She suggested it was better for me to transplant the slips into potting soil at this point as it would be easier for the final transplant into the garden space.
And that is what I did this weekend. For some ...
But just in case, I kept some of the slips in water.