After chatting with DH about the spring plans, we've also added an area for larger crop space on the west side of our fence.
We'll be creating a straw potato bed like what is described here: http://www.chirotoons.com/potatoes.html and shown here: http://www.humblegarden.com/2007/10/01/potato-harvest/
Anyone had success with this straw potato method? It almost sounds too easy, but I've seen lots of bloggers with happy stories of unlimited potatoes and also a few extension service articles bragging on this method...we'll see!
I'm also hoping to do a large bed for cantalope and corn on that side of our acre.