how many sweet potato slips to plant? planning question
I was trying to figure out how many sweet potato slips to plant if we actually wanted a homegrown Supply.
Is this anywhere near what the experienced would do?
If we want a minimum of 2 sweet potatoes per person per week per year, that would mean 104 sweet potatoes per garden. One source claimed a single sweet potato slip would make between 4 and 10 tubers, so assume 4 tubers per slip. That would mean 26 slips to plant, assuming nothing destroyed the slips or the forming tubers.
Someone posted a saying, plant "one for the rook, one for the crow, one to rot, and one to grow" about seeds. If this applies to sweet potato slips, then 26 x 4 = 104 sweet potato slips to supply 104 sweet potatoes?