October 13, 2017

Harvesting Potatoes from Straw

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we're always trying new and different methods for producing wholesome, fresh vegetables.

Recently, my gardeners, Ryan and Wilmer, harvested a bounty of  potatoes - but this crop wasn't planted in soil, it was planted in bales of straw. The bales were kept along one side of my vegetable garden in an area that receives at least six to eight hours of direct sun per day. We read about this technique last spring and were very interested to see how it worked - and sure enough, it worked excellently. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.