Generally things get planted under the soil. However, for root crops, that means a lot of digging. This year I'm trying a new method:
- First, till the ground - very shallow; 1-2 inches.
- Then sprinkle a bit of rich soil atop the ground and arrange the root seed on the soil.
- Then cover with adequate mulch
- Finally top with more soil - it will eventually wash through the mulch, so expect to add a bit more before the shoots appear.
I'll see how it goes and keep posted on the progress. You may have noticed that I planted a lot of potatoes in a small space. I generally dig potatoes when they're new, and small. You can always thin them later if you decide it's too dense.