Spuds in storage

Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:59 pm

Be sure to check your spuds in storage for signs of sprouting and if found, remove the sprouts!!---If no sprouting,--- dump/stir them so they get mixed and lay in a different position in the box!---This sounds weird but it will slow down the sprouting process because the eyes get confused as to which way is up!!! thanks; sonny

ps--I only got 7,000 pound to still turn!--lol!!---anybody want some good spuds?--the price is right,--- FREE!!

Re: Spuds in storage

Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:53 pm

I spread a little lime on mine and cover them with a burlap tobacco bag if you keep them dark it helps prevent sprouting also
David

Re: Spuds in storage

Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:26 am

Anyone else have a favorite storage method that they would like to share with us?---Post them up!!! thanks; sonny

Re: Spuds in storage

Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:57 am

Not practical for Sonny with 7,000 pounds, but the old timers in this area used leave the dirt on after digging, and wrap them in newspaper, then either store in cellar or under bed in back bedroom (normally coolest room in old farm house).

Re: Spuds in storage

Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:55 pm

thanks for the reminder, I checked mine. I got more sprouts then 1 of those hair transplant commercials. :x

Re: Spuds in storage

Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:26 pm

After de-sprouting and turning them,---can you put them in a cooler /darker place? ---I think the commercial guys keep the tater cribs around 35-- to 40 degrees the year around for their storage !! thanks; sonny