Tyler Ludens wrote:Winter squash do really well for me and we're getting better about eating it, but it isn't included as a staple in Biointensive because it takes too much space and maybe is not sufficiently calorie dense.
Alder Burns wrote:Having spent many years growing both, I would highly recommend both white and sweet potatoes. White potatoes in particular love fluffy and super-fertile soil, and would work great in a newly amended bed. Sweets are better grown in a bed that has already grown something demanding as they prefer less fertility, or they will go more to vine and fewer stringier roots.
Tyler Ludens wrote:That's my biggest problem with the home-grown staples, learning to eat them in place of store foods like rice and pasta.