I agree - I like my potatoes separate so I can disturb the soil without concern. In particular, I've read that blueberries are loners and don't like competition or disturbed roots, although the don't seem to mind a few bulbs as they die back before the blueberries really get going for the summer.
James Landreth wrote:I learned the hard way never to plant potatoes around perennials. Digging them disturbs the roots and you'll never get them all.
On another note, I have successfully transplanted potato plants. Just be sure to water them enough to get them started
there must be a 1,000 different ways to grow them
James Landreth wrote:Thanks for all the info everyone! I love growing potatoes in ground, but this year I'm trying in containers too (voles keep eating the ones in my garden). Does anyone have a link to Su Ba's threads?
Mary Wildfire wrote:Todd asked me to post pictures of my sweet potatoes suspended in water. I am tech-challenged. With help from my husband I managed to use the phone to take some pictures.
Ben Skiba wrote:Todd Bud I am in Northern Arizona as well.When do you usually plant your tatoes?I planted onions,cabbage,swiss chard already but didn't wanna jump the gun planting the potatoes.I was told wait by elders.