We recently watched the documentary “Back To Eden” and it is a worthwhile watch! (www.backtoedenfilm.com) Lots of very interesting information and he is based out of Washington, so a very similar climate to us. We decided to plant the potatoes his way and see if we get any success. We planted a few varieties: a mixed blend, banana, kennebec, and yukon gold. Most were from West Coast Seeds.
Chris took his shovel and created a trough to line the potatoes up.
We then tasked Kerrington with putting in the potatoes. (We gave her a stick to ensure they were spaced correctly).
The Back to Eden way is to put the potatoes in whole and so we did.
We then covered them up, labelled them and will wait for them to grow. Potatoes are a great thing (and easy) to grow with kids.
Kerrington thoroughly enjoyed herself planting these.
I will be sure to update you on how these turn out and our yields from them.