potatoes mulched with straw and wood chips?
I have some straw, but a lot of wood chips. They've overwintered, but are by no means yet "aged." I'm wondering what you think if I try my first ever potatoes with some chips in the mix.
I've prepared the space by spreading a good mix of aged organic compost on the ground, then some potting mix I make, and that's all watered in. I've cut the seed potatoes and, good grief! They started sprouting overnight, as I was letting them get a callous! I have them now under lights to green up a little, as I read that helps. I've also read the opposite, but isn't that always how reading about gardening goes? :D
So. I'll lay them on the soil, and mound over with straw. The question is, will eventually including the wood chips (along with more straw) ruin my potatoes?
Any thoughts or advice welcome, as I only know from reading about it...I have no true feel for what will work! I love experiments, though, so this is great fun for me! Thanks. :)