Planting potatoes in the fall
So, we have a fine crop of potatoes, out in the garden that is lying fallow. There were potatoes in there a couple of years ago, and both last year and this, we had volunteers come up (Obviously we're not digging them all up.)
Incidentally, this area has a good 4 inches of horse manure and straw piled on. Have to pile it somewhere!
So, my question. Why can't we just dig up an area of the garden in October, plant a crop of potatoes, and cover it up with lots of straw and manure over the winter.
Has anyone ever done this? I think that the mulch is crucial in damping temperature fluctuations, and keeping in moisture.