Dirt-free Potatoes – and That’s No Hay | Garden Maine

• By Faith Pineo • We like to try something new each gardening season and decided to give this a shot a few years back. But this method was only new to us, as our grandfather used to plant this way…

Source: Dirt-free Potatoes – and That’s No Hay | Garden Maine


If you have soil that is so hard that it can’t be turned, this may be a solution.  Similar idea to hugelkulture and growing in treated hay bales.  Hay also serves as a good mulch.

To avoid importing weeds with your hay bale, use rice hay or rice straw in dry, upland locations.  Use hay from plants that do not tolerate inundation in areas that flood.

About Caliche Chick

I retired from a career as an Environmental Scientist and Botanist. My first career was teaching science and English as a Second Language (ESL), and content classes for ESL students at the middle school level. I also taught introductory biology at the community college level. I have an avid interest in plants that grow with little to no irrigation. I also keep a vegetable garden, fruit trees, and back yard chickens. When I am not in my yard, I am taking Construction Technology Classes at Victor Valley College and working on my "fixer upper" home.
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