In a recent issue of Backwoods Homes, there was an article about growing potatoes without any soil, but simply planted in hay. Has anyone here ever heard about this before? Any experience with this? I'm planning to try it. I made a sizable berm of a hay/straw mix that the horses trampled into the dirt, then peed on for good measure, about a month ago. Then I bought a small bag of fingerling potatoes from the grocery with mixed colors of potatoes. I washed the potatoes to remove the non-sprouting agent, and now 10 days later it looks like my baby potatoes are ready to be planted. Growing potatoes in this fashion is supposed to produce a bumper crop of extra large potatoes that pull up easily without having to work hard and have the inevitable damaged potatoes. Sounds intriguing to me.