This year we are going to try dry gardening potatoes. Actually we’re going to dry garden quite a few things, but we had some serious water-related issues with our last potato crop that we are trying to avoid.
After prepping the beds we spaced the seed potatoes 18 inches apart instead of the traditional 12 inches. The rows are 5 foot apart on center.
I think Sidney has been enjoying getting to play in the garden. We keep bringing her out with us (when we aren’t sneaking out there to work during her naps) in the hopes she will get the gardening bug when she is older. I’ve already mentally prepped Lee that there might be a few plant losses this summer caused by curiosity.
This year we planted 2.3 lbs of German Butterball, 0.6 lbs of Purple Peruvian, 0.8 lbs of All Blue, and 3.8 lbs of Red Lasoda for a total of 66 row feet of potatoes. Our local seed company claims that normal yield is 10x the original planting weight. We’ve always done better than that, but perhaps it will be true when dry gardening.