I dug two trenches down either side of a four foot bed, allowing for about two feet between the rows. I then sprinkled a layer of "bunny fertilizer" in the trenches, and dropped the potatoes into place.
I alternated the potatoes by colour, thinking that it would be easier to identify which variety I was digging up if the ones growing right beside them didn't look exactly the same. To help me better keep track of what was planted where, I also made markers using stones and a UV stable felt pen.
I planted the seed potatoes a few inches down into the trenches, and I will earth the soil up whenever I see a nice green shoot poking out of the soil. Hopefully, if all goes according to plan, by mid summer I will have lovely, potato-filled hills in place of the trenches.
If nothing else, a spring garden is filled with promise!