So anyway, I'm trying something in the garden this year called no dig potatoes. I've heard they have great yields and best of all, no digging. Basically you lay down cardboard on the ground. You then lay out your prepared potatoes on top of the cardboard instead of in the ground. Then you can add various amendments if you like. I chose simple to see how it worked and added nothing. Then you cover the potatoes with straw.
Here's a great link if you'd like to try it yourself:
I'll let you know how mine turn out.