Last fall I had sprinkled the potato area with some lime and covered it with shredded leaves. For the first time ever, there were minimal weeds and grass that needed removing before cultivating. I think this was both due to the solar mulch used through the growing season last year and the blanket of leaves.
It was warm and humid on Sunday and the black flies were fierce. I am pleased to have the potatoes planted and can’t wait to watch them grow. I don’t usually weigh my harvest, but I will be weighing the potatoes to document the yield.