Has anyone had any experience (luck) growing Ipomoea batatas or sweet potatoes? I have started sprouting an organic sweet potato in my kitchen window and it looks beautiful. My understanding is that the sprouting vines are used to start new plants. Living along the coast keeps the garden on the cool side. Does this plant have much hope of success here? Also, what size should the sprouts be when taken from the potatoe? Should they be planted in late June?