Hugelkultur Potatoes

By on October 11, 2012

In this video, Tricia will teach you how to grow potatoes using the Hugelkultur, a german permaculture method that is great for growing squash, melons, potatoes and other heavy feeders.

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Help! I tried the straw method this year but earwigs made a home in the straw and destroyed my new potato plants. What can do about the earwigs?

Posted by MICHAEL on Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:01:26 PM


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Posted by Irina Vasilieva on Oct. 21, 2012 at 2:54:31 PM

Michael, That is puzzling, since earwigs typically prefer decomposing organic matter to seedlings. Earwigs emerge at night, too, so the songbird/chicken solution to the problem is out, since those predators are asleep after dark. If you want to use organic pest control, here is what we have that is labelled to combat earwigs. I hope you’ll try again!

Posted by on Nov. 25, 2013 at 3:39:29 PM

Irina, Just now seeing your question, and the text on the screen looks good to me at this point. I hope it improved for you too. If not, please let us know. I’ll be keeping an eye out for any comment from you.

Posted by on Nov. 25, 2013 at 3:40:46 PM


Do you have to hill up these potatoes or does the Geobin and straw do an okay job of filtering sun? Does it reduce yield if you don’t hill up?

Posted by Vanessa on Mar. 21, 2014 at 1:55:26 AM

Hello Vanessa,

Yes, straw is sufficient to filter the sun. Yes it does reduce yield if potatoes are not hilled up.

Posted by on Mar. 24, 2014 at 9:06:37 AM

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