This gives tips for growing potatoes which are a popular crop. You can grow them beneath leaves and this tells you how. If you want to grow them for home consumption this is an easy way to do it. It’s not a very complicated project. You could even get kids in on it since gardening with them teaches them to tend the planet.
- Traditional methods for planting potatoes require digging a trench and then covering the growing potatoes with soil or mulch, continually mounding the medium as the spuds grow.
- Planting potatoes in leaves is a very easy alternative potato growing method, although you do have to rake the leaves.
- Rake up a pile 3 feet high in a sunny area, let it sit over winter, and plant your seed potato cuts in the leaf compost in the spring.
“Growing potatoes is a rewarding experience since yields are generally fairly high, but traditional methods for planting potatoes do require some time and effort on your part.”