Earlier this spring I wrote about growing potatoes three different ways, in soil, hay, and leaves. Here’s how that’s going. Unfortunately, it’s not a close contest.
In the photo above, you can that my husband’s method, of planting in dirt seems to be working out pretty well.
Meanwhile, my potatoes planted in a hay bale appear to be languishing. (This is not to say the method doesn’t work well, because I didn’t follow it as closely as I might have. For one thing, this is hay, not straw. I also didn’t fertilize as much as recommended ahead of time to help speed up the composting inside the bale.)
Meanwhile, the potatoes I planted in the bags of leaf mulch are not looking too bad! Interested to see what the final results are when it’s time to harvest. Stay tuned.