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Potatoes
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Keila    Posted 06-11-2003 at 10:46:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was hoping to find out what is the best way to keep potatoes that we dig from our garden. This is my second year of planting. The first didn't do so well.


Salmoneye    Posted 06-11-2003 at 12:45:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Gram had a bin in the root-cellar (cool & dry)...Place a layer of taters in so they are not touching...Then cover with sand, and repeat till the bin is full...Dig em out as needed and pile the sand in the corner for next year...Works with all root crops as well as winter squashes, etc....

HTH


Ludwig    Posted 06-11-2003 at 12:17:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best way is to get a potato barrel, put in some straw,
then a layer of potatoes, then straw, etc. until its full. Then
dig out your eaters as you need them, keep the rest
covered with straw.
Also, don't wash your potatoes, keep 'em dirty, they'll last
better. Wash just before you cook.


Red Dave    Posted 06-11-2003 at 11:31:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
My parents and grandparents had a big garden when I was growing up that fed both families nearly year-round. They kept potatoes, onions and similar things in a dry, cool, cellar. They kept all winter and into the spring that way.


In a cool    Posted 06-11-2003 at 11:31:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
dark cellar werks best.


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