best way to store potatoes

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best way to store potatoes
« on: September 11, 2007, 10:06 »
what do you think is the best way to store home grown potatoes? i've never had to before as never had a good/big enough crop. i have a shed which is pretty dark so i could either put them in sacks or just in a box. i wondered about whether air would get to them in a paper sack, and whether air was good or bad. i could use hessian sacks? or are a few shallow boxes/orange crates better so that they're in shallower 'layers'
also should you put some earth in with them to store. i know you shouldnt wash them...
thanks, any opinions gratefully received!

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muntjac

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best way to store potatoes
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 11:26 »
go through them looking for any bad chips or cracks etc  use them up now put the good ones in paper sacks or hessian sacks tied up . go through the spuds every couple weeks to check for rot though .. like wot i does  :wink:
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best way to store potatoes
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 21:36 »
I used to do sacks but now I prefer large wooden boxes with a few air holes side and bottom. They breath a lot easier and keep any missed rotting to a minimum. Keep the boxes in a dark cool place that's free from possible freezing, or you'll lose the lot, whether bagged or boxed.



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