i planted some potatoes for the first time and i think i may have not left enough room between the drills. it is roughly a foot between each drill. will this affect the quality badly? i am earthing up the drills as the shoots are now growing. i saw on gardening programme on BBC last night that grass cuttings will also do to protect them from direct sunlight. the soil is quite good but i am just worried that i will not have enough soil to keep them covered
The closed canopy of leaves witll help.
The normal row spacing should be at least twice that, 60 to 80cm.
Too close spacing can affect tuber size … a greater number of small potatoes.