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  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Potatoes under hay
« on: April 01, 2019, 03:35:56 pm »
I've been looking at some YouTube videos where they just laid potatoes out and  piled hay on the patch.
Considering all the hay in goats bedding, I'm thinking of trying this on my neglected and now very weedy veg patch.
Has anyone here tried it?
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  • Joined Feb 2016
Re: Potatoes under hay
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 04:08:36 pm »
I have tried but with straw. It will work with hay too but you might have grass growing from the hay seeds.
They grew very very well in fact.
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  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Potatoes under hay
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 05:36:03 pm »
I'm thinking hay will flatten down more than straw, and the few goat droppings might give it a bit of feed.
Got to use all this bedding somehow, dont know how they waste so much hay  ::)


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Potatoes under hay
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 10:09:51 pm »
I think slugs will love it....



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