The big mess that's in this picture is going to turn into a big bucket of blue potatoes. Last year, I picked up a pound of blue seed potatoes and planted them not expecting much. But at the end of the season, I had about 30 pounds of them. I like when a vegetable under promises and over delivers.
So I saved a few pounds worth and stored them in a cool, dark place all winter. When I planted them a few weeks ago, as you can see in the picture, they were already growing eyes all over the place.
Do you know what potatoes like? Compost. As the potato plants grew, I kept adding compost to the beds and was eventually rewarded with a big bed full of potatoes. Think I'll do the same this year.