We are starting to get excited about our garden. Well, my husband was getting excited before Christmas even got here. Since I do the canning...the winter break is enjoyable for me. My question to you is this: Do any of you have trouble getting a good crop of potatoes? We have tried a couple of different methods of growing...but they just don't do very good. We have the normal garden that seems to take turns producing a bumber crop of various things from year to year. The potatoes just don't put on much of a show though. Any pointers? #gardening
There are some good tips in this article from Mother Earth news: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/2007-04-01/When-and-How-to-Plant-Potatoes.aspx
Additional links that might be helpful http://extension.missouri.edu/hickory/county/MG/NL/NovDec11NL.pdf http://extension.missouri.edu/main/DisplayCategory.aspx?C=67
I have had great success with growing potatoes. I have been doing it the last several years. The important thing I learned was making mounds. And as the plant matures, you continue to add dirt to the mound. Remember that even though the plant has died back and looks sickly, it's still growing potatoes under the dirt.