Iv got 2 sweet potatoe tubers that were rooted in water and i was taking cuttings from to plant outside over the summer.
I then stuck the 2 tubers into a big tub in late august and iv now brought it inside to continue growing over winter and hopfully get some potatoes out of it.
Some of the leaves are turning yellow and iv been nipping them off. I just googled yellow leaves on sweet potatoes and it says they are prone to 2 types of fungus, Vermicillium and Fusarium. Iv also just noticed on the stems of some of the leaves there is this opaque white stuff, like little balls, its not eggs. Not all the yellow leaves have this and some of the healthy green leaves have it too. I'v manually cut off all affected areas that i can see. Im not positive that the white stuff and the yellow leaves are connected, can't find pictures on google to confirm. And i don't think its powdery mildue because its like little opaqu balls, not powder and its dotted up the stems. Iv looked at pictures of the mildue and im sure its not the same thing.
Any one got any ideas?
Also what can i treat it with organically? Its in the livingroom so i don't want to spray it with harsh chemicals. Whould soapy water work?
Here's the link from what came up when i googled it: http://www.ehow.com/way_6175204_problem ... -vine.html
Its either a fungus or a deficiancy, or maybe both. Can i add the ash from the fire into the pot to feed the soil? We don't have money to buy fertalisers or fungaside.
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