Someone posted about growing potatoes in boxes, with straw. I am interested in doing this...we have really heavy clay soil and even though it is very good soil and grows a beautiful mid and late season garden --the soil is usually too wet to grow a nice crop of potatoes...So I want to try this! Do you add soil to the box, then the potatoes or just use straw? What kind of straw--would old hay work? Do you add the straw--a little along the growing season??? Thanks for any ideas, opinions and help...Queen Bee
First off, I think a cardboard box would disintegrate before the potatoes were finished producing. The potato piece and its roots must have access to soil and water and nutrients. The growing potatoes will do fine in the straw(I guess.) I would guess you could plant the potato eye on a small mound (to alleviate some of the wet problem)and then use a cardboard box to do the hilling and add straw as needed to keep the plant growing upwards.