After a bit of deliberation, we decided against the straw potato bed. Ummm...we live in Oklahoma...as in "Ooooooklaaahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain." Yeah. Also, we live in the middle of several large fields without much of a wind break. After realizing that our straw would blow right on up to Kansas just as soon as we laid it out, we went with good, ole' fashion dirt atop our taters! They seem pleased with the decision.
The three rows that are going crazy are all potatoes. The hills along the right side of the photo have cantelope planted in them and the row on the left is blackeyed peas...just planted yesterday!
Here's a shot of one of the strawberry beds:
...and a few of the delucious strawberries that I've been watching ripen over the past several days!