Changed to raised beds for the potatoes and they have just exploded and we started getting potatoes july 6th. As one of my friends commented "your garden gets better every year". It takes some time, but our fertility keeps growing. Mulch, chop and drop, Poly-culture path ways, we mow the paths and then spread the clippings as mulch. We only bring in arborist chipps,and wood shavings, which give us more texture.
We use sheep and rabbit manure, sheep manure is mixed with the arbor chips as compost then aged for a year.