Well, one of my potato barrels had vines die back. I was so excited to dump it over and look for the potatoes to come rolling out. I looked and looked and only came up with eight. 

Looking back over information, my concerns from earlier this year that I wasn’t layering things correctly was right. It looks like I covered too much of the plants at once. Next time (if I understand right), I should let it grow to 12 inches height. Then pack 6 inches of straw around the plants and allow it to grow again and repeat. 

Another lesson learned on gardening. I’ll try again next spring. At least, a few potatoes came from it this time!