|preparing 'german butterball' seed potatoes|
i had enough seed to plant two 4'x8' beds with 2 trenches per bed and a partial third bed which already had some greens in it so i sneaked the taters in around them.
soil analysis for the orchard garden called for rock phosphate, a natural rock dust that supplies calcium and phosphorus to the soil (the whitish dust in the pictures)---i've been amending as i go this spring.
once i got all the spuds situated in the trenches (eyes/sprouts up) i covered them with a few inches of soil and a little straw.
dreaming of mashed potatoes.