This year I decided to try a new way to plant potatoes. Since my garden plot was part of my back yard 2 short years ago, my soil is still mostly a heavy clay mix. I'm adding compost as I can. With that said, after doing some research on-line, I decided that instead of digging a deep trench for potatoes this year I would plant mine at ground level and keep covering them with soil/compost. It's not time to harvest yet, but I'm looking forward to peeking inside soon. The pictures below will explain the process.
|February - Potato seeds prepared to plant. Eyes have developed and I dusted|
in sulphur to protect from disease. Seeds were purchased at Calloway's
Nursery in Plano.
Potato "seeds" placed in a shallow hole. tomato cage put in place.
Row of Potatoes being prepared