A couple of years ago I tried the potatoes in a bin method, but had no luck with it. The plants grew fine, even blossomed well, but when I dumped them out once the plants had withered, I had only a few pitiful little potatoes to show for it. It was a complete failure after a lot of hopeful anticipation.
But such is gardening. Lots of flops, but we keep trying. I think it’s because the small successes outweigh the failures. Sort of the opposite of a lot of the rest of life, like if one person calls you stupid, you remember that more than if 100 people tell you how clever you are.
In gardening, optimism reigns.
This year I put thirty or so seed potatoes in the ground in one long row.
I’ll post pictures as they make their appearance above the soil and hope this year’s crop is a considerable improvement over my first experiment.
I think potatoes are very clever, and not stupid at all.