A couple of years ago, I saw this post on DG: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1224463/, and I've tagged it for when I'd have enough room for my garden. Well, I finally have the room and and going to try my hand at SPs this year. I'm putting together a 4x8 raised bed especially for them. In fact, this bed will be in the front yard. I kind of figured if I was growing to grow veggies in the front yard, it better be something that cannot be easily stolen. I don't think passerbys will be into digging up SPs!!
A couple of months ago, I got a box of delicious, locally grown Beauregards, and am rooting one of those for slips. With a 4x8 space, I guess I'll plant about 8-10 slips. I'll till the ground before building the bed, and them fill it with a mixture for bagged topsoil & compost. I think I've read that SPs don't need heavy fertilizers, so maybe I'll add just some bone meal.