I absolutely love Wikipedia. In one place you have tons of information, links, photo, history and bibliography. I was researching potatoes for a survival test project and was not disappointed.
One thing especially caught my attention: growing them in a bag.
The garden here has been put to bed, and now leaves are being layered to create more depth and looser medium.
I still don't think its loose enough for potatoes. Check out the photo of the potato bag set up at:
My grandparents grew tons of potatoes. I remember picking them out of the soil when the harvest was ready. They'd turn the soil to expose the spuds, making it easier than with a shovel.
The bag thing would be wonderful. I'm getting a potato tomorow, and letting the eyes grow out.