Experimenting with potatoes

By Liz Howlett

For the first time this year, I decided to grow my potatoes on the soil surface and not underground. In previous years my potatoes had been eaten badly by pests. I placed them on top of the ground and covered them in about 2 feet of BCCS compost. They have grown fantastically and have very little pest damage. The area where they have grown is now deep in mulch and can be planted up next year with something else. It has been a very successful experiment.

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