A whole bed of tires, full of soil and straw and that was all I had to show for it.
But this year, HA! Behold my better year!
Yes friends, that's 30 pounds of organic fairly roundish potatoes. I have no idea what type, since they were basically what I had left over from the farmer's market last year. They're white, if that helps. The blue didn't do nearly as well. I got a total of 3 1/2 pounds from them. Two meals and they were done. But these little guys! Not bad for a 4ftx17ft bed.
What have I learned? No tires. Also, potatoes DO NOT grow in straw. Whoever says that is lying. The potatoes stopped where the soil stopped. Had I used more dirt, I think I would have gotten more potatoes.
I did get quite a few of these little guys as well: