Thomas Partridge wrote:I hadn't even thought of needing to hill them up when I posed the question initially but now I am researching it. Another issue is that the planting schedule is off - I am pretty sure that spring wheat needs to be planted before potatoes, but I could be wrong.
So I am back to the drawing board on potatoes, I don't want to grow them by themselves but they did not want to fit into the only slot I had available in my raised beds for them. I guess like the asparagus they want to be a problem child and get special treatment. The plus side is that we get a bunch of straw as a bi-product of our well protection so it is almost like I am getting it for free (since I would have bought it anyway).
Thanks everyone for your help with this, now off to find something to grow with the wheat so it isn't lonely.
Thomas Partridge wrote:The issue with using another grain is that we don't use any other grains. We only use the wheat to make flour so instead of scrapping the wheat/potato plan I might just see if I can talk my wife into trying another grain to make flour with that would work better with potatoes. Perhaps Amaranth since that would probably be ok with the potatoes being hilled.