Are Ornamental Sweet Potatoes Edible?

A close up horizontal image of purple and light green foliage of ornamental Ipomoea batatas with a wooden fence in soft focus in the background.

Ornamental sweet potatoes provide elegant coverage with their vibrant vines, and this special plant is typically used as a decorative addition both indoors and out. But with “sweet potato” in the name, you have to wonder – can you eat them too? Read on to learn if they’re just as tasty as they are beautiful.

How to Harvest and Store Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are misnamed but easy-to-grow, healthful root vegetables that are completely unrelated to regular potatoes. Now, on Gardener’s Path, discover the intricacies of harvesting, curing, and storing your own homegrown tubers. You’ll also find some easy and delicious ways to prepare this tasty orange veggie.

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes at Home

Light green leaves of a sweet potato vine, growing on a brown cedar fence.

Sweet potatoes are the healthy root vegetable that everyone loves. They suit any meal, and roasting turns transforms them into a caramelized, nutritious treat. Would you believe they’re one of the easiest annual edibles to grow? Just imagine what they taste like freshly harvested. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.