How do you store yours?

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How do you store yours?
« on: May 03, 2013, 08:18 »
Just wondering, now that I finally have my Maris Piper potatoes in, how I'm going to store them once harvested.

I planted 25 tubers and I'm unsure what the yield will be so how and in what should I store them?  Interested to know what you do with yours  :)

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 08:24 »
You could get between 3 - 5 lbs spuds per plant. This equates to the equivalent of up to 2 large sacks in your case.

I store mine in hessian or paper sacks in the darkish garage. Boxes will be OK as long as you keep out the light. Do not use plastic bags, as the bag needs to breath.
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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 08:45 »
My friendly greengrocer lets me have the used potato sacks. I have also got some hessian sacks from the bird seed lady on our market,she used to sell them for 20p each,but last year I noticed they were 50p :ohmy: Still cheaper than from the websites that sell seed potatoes. OK as long as no one has allergies to nuts- peanuts are one of the things in the sacks originally.
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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 11:11 »
I grow 2 10' beds of spuds, so not loads. I wrap mine in newspaper and set them out in breadbaskets, with black weed fabric below and over them. Last year I lost lots to blight so only had 3 breadbaskets worth. Eating the last half-dozen now. The newspaper means that if one starts to rot it doesn't immediately spread... still a nasty shock when you stick your finger in one though  :wacko:
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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 11:37 »
You could get between 3 - 5 lbs spuds per plant.

Really? :ohmy:

I've got 30 Casablanca, 30 Charlottes, 10 Purple Majesty, 40ish Valour and 40ish King Edward.

I'm going to need more sacks :D

Would spuds be alright in black bins with lids on, perhaps layered with some newspaper?
« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 11:42 by pdblake »

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 12:04 »

Dig 'em up and leave 'em on the surface for an hour or so to let the skins "harden and 'mature'" don't store them wet.   

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 12:31 »
You could get between 3 - 5 lbs spuds per plant.

Really? :ohmy:

I've got 30 Casablanca, 30 Charlottes, 10 Purple Majesty, 40ish Valour and 40ish King Edward.

I'm going to need more sacks :D

Would spuds be alright in black bins with lids on, perhaps layered with some newspaper?

No, they'd sweat in there. The weights given are for a fully mature plant. You'll be digging earlies up for "new" spuds with lesser yields.

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 13:39 »
You could get between 3 - 5 lbs spuds per plant.
Or you could get only 3 or 4 potatoes in total like my crop last year >:(
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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 14:22 »
I'll have to get a few more sacks I think.

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 14:24 »
I find cardboard boxes easier to store - and easier to get hold of  ;)
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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 07:48 »
Thanks for the replies.  I have now ordered some hessian sacks and onion bags from fleebay. I have a hard time sourcing Maris Pipers at our local supermarkets, so decided to grow my own this year. It's my first crop on my new allotment so fingers and toes are crossed  :)

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2013, 13:01 »
Not sure if you have cellars/basements, but I store mine in open mesh bins (no lids) in my cold cellar. It's dark and coolish in there, perfect for tatties. A cold closet will also do depending on where you live and your local climate.

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2013, 19:01 »
I don't think it will be a problem this year as I didn't plant loads - only about 15-20 of 3 varieties (1 early, 1 main, 1 new) but how would I best store them considering I live in a flat?

I have no garage/ cellar etc. I do have: a spare room that is cooler than the rest of the flat, a large balcony or a loft. I am guessing the loft would technically be the best place but the least practical?

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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2013, 20:16 »
I just store mine in cardboard boxes with newspaper on top in the shed
always works ok as long as you store them dry :) :) Just coming to the end of
last years now.Red desiree were my best ones really good yield and sizes :) :)
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Re: How do you store yours?
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2013, 23:54 »
Use 2 bannana boxes pushed together get them from my local morrisons there thick cardboard cut a flap in the top to put the spuds in and store in my shed only had 2 go soft will be doing the same this year .....
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