Growing potatoes in just hay?
I read in a book that you can grow potatoes right on the ground by just mulching over them with lots of hay or straw. Has anyone tried this? I'm must do something different with potatoes next year for sure....they just take up too much room in my premium-space raised beds.
But I don't understand how they can get by without any soil at all. Does the planted potato seed and moisture provide all the nutrients a potato needs to grow? What would they taste like?