pat less wrote:plant your biggest back at harvest for next year.
Tobias Ber wrote:as far as i know, potatoes will rot after freezing. the woodchips will help with mild frost, but i doubt that they will help with extreme frost over a long time. as far as i remember, paul gautschi is in zone 8a.
Ann Torrence wrote:I've heard of setting potatoes in shallow soil then using straw to "hill" them up. Supposedly the potato vines make their potatoes in the straw, easier to harvest. I'm thinking you need some soil for the nutritional needs of the plant though. Now I'm curious to if anyone else has tried this.