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Years ago, I was looking for some “definitive” information on how to grow potatoes. I consulted an old copy of Organic Gardening Magazine. In it, they had done a side by side comparison of a bunch of different potato growing techniques, including putting them in a bin and continually adding material as the potatoes grew. (You know the memes on this, where you open the bin at the end, and a gazillion potatoes fall out). Turned out, the highest yields came from simply planting the potatoes in the ground, so that’s what I’ve always done.

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