So I have some pretty little tater bushes going strong! I added some top soil/compost around the bases of the plants (pic's tomorrow I swearz!) and I thought "oh why not do a bit more research on how to properly grow these suckers!" So I started looking up guides and youtube videos and such and I have found 101 way's to grow potato's and not one way that explains why one way is better than another. Some people cover even the foliage... that makes no sense to me but ummm.... OK. Others hill up around the base and then let it just get as high as 26 inches tall no added compost just rows...OK... and yet others grow tater's in a cylinder or a bucket and cover the foliage after it has grown out of the soil then cover and let it grow and cover.... I don't personally understand that ... but OK.... So after a few hours of contradiction after contradiction I thought Id come here and ask the pro's .
So should I keep adding a bit of soil every so often and allow the foliage to stay exposed to sun and air? Or should I cover the entire things? Or should I just cover the bottom of the plant and let the leaves stay out of the compost?