Today the children and I took our new seed potatoes (thanks Wendy!), and made a no-dig potato patch up in the orchard.
I've never tried growing potatoes before, and I know this method isn't conventional...... but it was easy and I'm told it works!
Basically, choose a patch of lawn, lay a pile of 6 sheets of newspaper per seed potato, overlap the newspaper a bit to prevent grass coming through, cover with manure (I used cow), put potato on top, mulch thickly and water in well. Apparently you just keep mulching and mulching as the plants grow up towards the sun...... and finally you harvest very clean potatoes! I'll let you know how it goes. :)