I grew potatoes for the first time last year. Just a 4′ x 4′ test plot in a little raised bed filled with loose soil, essentially Mel’s Mix ™.
Based on that small trial, I’m sold. Almost no work, almost no pests. Great yield of calories per square foot. Keeps well.
And tastes good. Fresh potatoes taste better than potatoes that have been sitting around for a year. Who would have guessed?
I now want to scale that up to a much larger garden plot at the back of my yard.