This year I put in a new raised potato bed (about 15 ft by 8ft). I did not have much soil so filled the bed mainly with the contents of my compost heap. In due course it was planted out with 96 well chitted main crop of various varities. The top growth was very vigorous indeed. However, when I came to dig the crop there was hardly anything there. The whole thing only yielded 16 decent size spuds (Vale Emerald). The bed is, by necesity, in a fairly shady spot. Any ideas how I can improve for next year or should I just put the bed down to soft fruit ?
- 19 Sep, 2008