Thanks anika. I love potatoes, can I say that enough? I grow potatoes: in black, heavy mil garbage bags, in stacked tires, in raised beds where they sort of self-perpetuate and in hay bales in my unheated greenhouse in winter basically, (I cut out a section of the bale with a machete, dump in aged rabbit/horse manure, some potato eyes, wet it all down and let it do it’s thing, adding back the hay I took out as needed, till I need to stack another bale on top. This keeps it neat and orderly through the winter when space is at a premium). I plant them around the edges, in the sand of the riding ring – they love it there.
Of course, I live in an area surrounded by wineries…and have winery owner friends..so I do of course take advantage of their hospitality and gifts with my potatoes!