mice or moles eating my potatoes
I tried the "lasagna" method of planting potatoes and then layering mulches over top. Seemed to do wonderfully--the plants were very vigorous and healthy all season (we have no potato beetles here). I started to dig up the tubers and am finding many if not most are chewed. On top of that, yellow jackets have built a nest in the straw.
Are rodents a common problem with potatoes? What can I do to avoid this happening next year? This was a very disappointing (and expensive) crop failure. Thankfully almost everything else in my garden has done exceptionally well this year.
thanks for any advice or sympathy!