One of the biggest concerns for juicers is the cost of all the fresh produce. Whereas there are several different ways to save money while juicing, one of the easiest and best ways is to simply grow some of your own produce.
Now, that’s not as intimidating as it sounds. There are several green veggies that are incredibly easy to grow at home, and one of them comes from the sweet potato. I’m going to show you how to grow your own sweet potato leaves that you can then cook, juice, or even eat raw.
It takes about 2 minutes of preparation time and it requires materials that you have in your kitchen right now. The vines that grow from sweet potatoes are creeping vines – they grow fast and abundant – with or without your help.
This is probably going to be one of my easiest posts ever. And hopefully, one of the most helpful. Enjoy (and happy juicing)!
What You Need to Grow Your Own Sweet Potato Leaves:
- Sweet potatoes
- Drinking glasses, jars, cups, or small bowls
How to Grow Your Own Sweet Potato Leaves:
Step 1. Wash the sweet potatoes
I recommend “planting” several sweet potatoes at once so you can have an abundance of leaves on an on-going basis. Simply take these sweet potatoes and wash them well.
* I personally prefer the taste of sweet potatoes bought at Asian markets. Not sure why, but they tend to taste better. Also, when buying, try to pick the skinny ones since they fit better when “planting.”
Step 2. Fill the drinking glasses
You need as many drinking glasses as sweet potatoes. Fill these glasses with water.
Step 3. Stick the sweet potato in the glass
Stick a sweet potato in each glass, pointy-end down, making sure that some of the sweet potato (a few inches, it doesn’t matter much) is immersed in water.
Now, just sit back and watch them grow. It really is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.