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  • #9838

    Boingboing
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    evening,

    I have so many potatoes i just dont know what to do with them all! How can I store them over the winter (or is it just not worth the hassle??)

    TIA

    #9849

    Verity94
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    Hey BoingBoing!

    Get yourself some hessain sacks and keep them cool and dark or (fresher for longer) bury them in sand! The sand should be fine, good quality – try play sand.

    #10282

    Boingboing
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    top tip there verity, thanks!

    #11138

    Jen
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    Hey Boingboing, was your winter potato storing a success? Which method(s) did you try?

    Jen

    #11286

    Boingboing
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    Hey Jen! I used hessain sacks and sand (top tip there with the play sand Verity!) I had about 70% success rate, and i was pretty happy with that. quite a few had started sprouting (not mouldy at all so i included them in the ‘success’ figure) so ive planted them on my allotment. Feels a bit ‘circle of life’ lol

    #11400

    fillin
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    I stored mine in a garden shed . If you have a garden shed, you could store it there. You just have to make sure that it is watertight. If you are planning to store them in piles then it would be better if you could store them in smaller piles rather than larger ones. The ideal temperature for storing the potatoes would be 4C and the humidity must be kept at 80 to 90 percent. Under good storage conditions, the potatoes will last upto 6 months. Always remember to store them in a cool and dark place with good air circulation. Potato bags made up of hessian is a good bagging option. In order to avoid dampness, it would be a good idea to use pallets to keep the bags off the floor.

    #11702

    Boingboing
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    thanks fillin. i;ll think about that this autumn/winter!

    #16050

    Abi Jackson
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    Cool dark and dry

    #21192

    XXXTENTACLES
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    Just eat them all you silly willy

    #21193

    Drewski222
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    Thanks great info

    #21451

    Ameerprince85
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    Just eat them all you silly willy

    #21457

    Daniel Stone
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    Make sure you don’t get them wet

    #21531

    Livvy
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    Somewhere very cold

    #21545

    kevlisu2002
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    in a dark cupboard in a brown paper bag is what i heard,haven1t tried it myself,dont use many spuds these days,only frozen jackets really

    #21587

    Daniel Stone
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    The paper bag idea sounds good. I think I’ll try that with a few potatoes in a paper bag in my cloakroom this year and see what happens:-0

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