how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months

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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2022, 16:43 »
that sounds a good way to store your potatoes bazial although we haven't really had hard frosts for several years now, potatoes seem to keep better these winters he says with fingers crossed  :D

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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2022, 05:27 »
Potato clamp here one for ya does anyone know how to grow ya own clothes   From supermarket ingredients

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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2022, 15:08 »
that sounds a good way to store your potatoes bazial although we haven't really had hard frosts for several years now, potatoes seem to keep better these winters he says with fingers crossed  :D


           Rowland they do store in hard Frosty weather ,  Just been up allotment today 13 Dec emptied 2 tubs of Picasso prefect no damage from frost , we have had minus 5 even in greenhouse  . Soil in tubs was completely dry under thick plastic sheet , all the spuds perfect no damage from slugs or critters .

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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2022, 13:48 »
It seems you could do the same thing with a plastic trash can, with lid, optional drain holes in the bottom, layer of straw (wood chips if you prefer) on the bottom and around the sides.  Root vegetables in the center.
Top with a layer of straw, or wood chips, and the lid.

It has the added benefit of being easy to open and close, the clamp seems like you would need to dig out each time you retrieved potatoes.
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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2022, 15:49 »
well done Bazial  obviously that sheet did the trick as for my potatoes well after filling my potato box with what was in bags  I covered the box with old carpets and there keeping well I'm not sure if I'm going to be tempted to use tubs and a plastic sheet  though  :)

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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2022, 20:00 »
I've still got 2 x 30lt tubs with Blue Danube spuds in, hope they'll be ok once the freeze is over. Fingers crossed  :unsure:

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Re: how to store potatoes outdoors in the winter months
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2022, 16:12 »
just been up Allotment first time since latest big freeze at 2 nights minus 11 to empty one of my  30 litre tubs and thank goodness no frosted potatoes  . So keeping them dry and covered with thick black plastic sheet works .
  A big sigh of relieve when I emptied the tub .



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