Lasagna bed for potatoes?
I'm new to this forum, and please forgive me if I am asking a question that has been posted before; only one came up on my searches.
I am trying lasagna gardening for the first time, and want to try potatoes/. I have Pat Lanza's book, and I have newspapers and some seed potatoes I found while doing my Memorial Day tomato shopping trip today. I got just a couple each of Northland red, Yukon Gold, Irish Cobbler and Kennebec.
The thing is, I cannot find any bales of hay to use as mulch. I can look for hay later, and start with shredded leaves for now. Will this be okay, at least for a week or two? I have a bag of lobster compost I could put down, as well as some peat moss I am trying to get rid of. Also, any other hints on growing potaoes you would be willing to pass along to a newbie would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks very much,