Some things you just don't get to in time. I dropped the old sweet potato into the kitchen bin and it looked ikebana sticking up.
This outside container held baby marigolds but a single green caterpillar nibbled all of them down to nubs. Finally one morning the caterpillar stuck out among the nibbled down nubs. Now the container has supplemental replacement caladiums only beginning to poke through the dirt. I expect the sweet potato will root and fill out with leaves. It's an experiment.