potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?

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potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:47 »
Question what is the best bag to store spuds,paper or hessian?,and where is the best place to buy them?


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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:13 »
I have some hessian sacks I bought years ago, but they do get a damp feel to them after a while.  This year I have paper sacks which I got from work.  They deliver the smaller plastic bags of spuds in them and they hold 25kg.  if you ask at your local supermarket, they should be happy to give you some.  They only go into the paper and cardboard recycling and I gave away loads last autumn.

The paper sacks do seem to be doing a better job.  My spuds are in the shed and I have lost very few so far  :)

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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 08:18 »
I store my spuds in cardboard boxes, I find them easier to move than sacks and as they empty they can go into the compost bins. There always seem to be enough collected through the year (by neighbours and me) for the next winter.
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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 09:13 »
I have always used hessian sacks, but unless they are in a completely dark spot they do let some light through and the outer spuds can "green" a bit. I cover them in thick fabric to stop this happening.

I do have one paper sack, and it certainly did a good job, so I might take a leaf out of New Shoot's book and get some large ones from the supermarket for the next crop
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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 09:33 »
Chip shops are a good supplier of paper sacks.  :D

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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 10:46 »
I save the 20kg paper bags I get the chicken feed in.
I use them once then compost them.
hessian sacks look good but as I would have to pay for them I have never tried them.

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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 20:53 »
I'm with mum on this, local shop, crisp boxes, cost nowt,easy to stack and if any spuds go off and rot you dont loose a bag full, when finished they go into the paper bin.
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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 21:26 »
I always used hessian but In 2016 I had a lot of green spuds where they let light in so for 2017 I used large paper sacks that I got on Amazon and they worked a treat.  They are still in good nick so I expect I should get about 3 or 4 years out of them

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Re: potato storage paper or hessian which type do you use?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 10:30 »
Paper bags - I got some from my dad and some have had bird seed in them.  Good and thick and easy to handle.  Mostly do a couple of years and then to the recycling/compost so no waste.
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