In mid-April, I followed the instructions in the book “Lasagna Gardening” for potatoes–laid down wet newspapers, placed seed potatoes on them, then covered with 10 inches of straw. However, I didn’t know I should “chit” them first–I did all this the minute the seed potatoes arrived in the mail.
I just knew they were rotting, so yesterday I lifted a bit of straw to look. Found a potato with a 5-inch (estimated) shoot coming up, so covered it carefully up again. I did notice that it’s VERY damp under there.
It’s been a cool, wet spring here, and we’ve only had a handful of hot days. I think we are finally lurching into summer now. Is there hope for these potatoes? (I’m in zone 5a.)