There was a deer foraging in my deer forage plot this morning. Guess what's for lunch? You're correct - potatoes it is.
Lamentably, the deer also already munched one of my unfenced bur oaks - the one closest to the house. So, the hypothesis that a half-acre of tasty turnips would distract them from a couple of yukky bur oak seedlings, is scientifically disproved. My new hypothesis is that they're mind readers bent on destroying every plant precious to humans.