For the last 3 years I've planted potatoes and not gotten any big enough to eat. The first year I messed up bad, I tried to grow them in a pot and the holes in the bottom weren't big enough, so they stayed too moist. The second year I made larger holes and it had better drainage but we didn't get anything usable. I had just had a baby so my garden was not as well tended as it has been in years past. I did cut the eyes out of the potatoes, let them dry out for 2-3 days before planting. I started with less soil and added soil every time the greens got a few inches above the soil. This year I'm thinking about trying to grow them in pallet planter boxes (above ground planter boxes made from pallets). I've heard this works well but would love more information on how to do it and advice or tips from anyone who does this and has found success. I live in SE Virginia and since I will be planting in pallet planter boxes I do not yet have soil so if I need certain soil I can still get it.