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Where do you store your potatoes?
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sundog04
Posted 11/23/2023 18:53 (#10494195 - in reply to #10493018)
Subject: RE: Where do you store your potatoes?



Eighty Four, PA
We store ours in a concrete block springhouse that Dad had built in the 60s; water runs year round. Better than half of the floor is an open-top reservoir that Dad used to pump water to the barn for the cows. Built a platform over the reservoir with C-channel & deck boards.

My consultant from potato country in Maine said it is ideal: dark, the temperature is low (potatoes sprout at 55 F), the humidity is high, and the running water keeps the room from freezing. We have inner & outer entry doors, which face west, to deflect the wind.

Bought 1 bu. apple boxes for ease of handling & storage. Use colored tape on each box to identify the four varieties.

Purchased seed from Agway this year, Canadian source. Next year will be ordering from a grower in Maine potato country.
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