No-dig Potatoes

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I have just dug up a barrow-load of potatoes. Well actually, that is a lie …. I didn’t dig them up I just moved aside the straw/hay mulch that was covering them and there they were.

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You might remember my post earlier this year on no-dig, no-weed mulched potatoes, well the provisional findings are that it is a success. I now have a massive crop of anya potatoes from very little work. The mulch protected the tubers and kept in moisture and the alpaca poo provided ample nutrients.

I think we might be overwhelmed with potatoes this year as an earlier furtling attempt suggests that the other three patches of potatoes might be equally productive.

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More on the hugelkultur tomorrow, got to carry on writing now …..

N.B. I planted some more squash where the potatoes had been – hugelkultur is at maximum capacity now ….

8 responses to “No-dig Potatoes

  1. Holy smokes Claire! I’ve never seen potatoes grown this way, this is so freakin neat!!
    You have a lot of starch on your hands but they’re tiny ones and there’s a lot you can do with them 🙂
    xo

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