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A small harvest of straw potatoes

Posted by Nika On October - 1 - 2007

Here is a patch of straw potatoes that I wanted to dig up and see what was what.

Garden Project: patch right before I dug up some new potatoes

I pulled back the straw on some 4 or 5 plants and the yield is very low. This is because we didnt put enough straw on these to make a deep thatch.

Garden Project: KD with new potatoes

KD points out some of the potatoes.

Garden Project: new potatoes

A close up.

We have quite a few more patches that we will be letting go for some time to allow all the tiny potatoes to grow to adulthood.

I think I like this method but next year I will also be planting them in the ground.

Can’t have too many homegrown organic potatoes!

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