Shawn Harper wrote:This year I'm doing an experiment. I'm trying one of those grow bag thingys and then doing it the old fashion way (in a raised bed dumping straw on top). I will gladly report back which works best.
Jason Tomblin wrote:I'm trying a few different methods this year. I did some by digging holes, and some by digging ditches and putting the soil on top of the potatoes. I've also planted two long rows a little over a foot apart by laying the seed potatoes on the lawn, throwing bone meal and worm castings at them, then covering with straw and hay that was used as ground cover over the winter, then covered it all with a layer of soil. It saved me a lot of time digging, so if the harvests are a bit less, it will probably be worth it considering how many seed potatoes I have to experiment with.
I plan to add soil and plant between the rows with Horseradish, Peas, and maybe some other cover crops that can be chopped and dropped during the growing season. The mounds themselves will be topped up with soil once more, and then mulched with grass clippings. I hope this will keep the lawn down, leaving me with a harvest of potatoes and an area clear of grass.