Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes and squash

Bill Loke (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 18:37:04 -0400

I was taught that potatoes in storage must be able to have some air
circulation. I use chicken wire bins now but we used to built the bins with
1X2 spaced 1/2 inch apart. My potatoes are in the root cellar now and will
stay hard with no sprouting until apr-may next year. I gave away 200 pounds
of potatoes with small sprouts in July since we were getting fresh ones from
the garden. I could have sold any amount of Purple Viking potatoes at market
this year. In fact I only have seed tubers left for next year. :-) In your
case I think I would eat the ones in the plastic pot first. FWIW (Bill & Chris Loke)[Z4/5 on a good day]
The Lokeation, RR#1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0
Elderberries have more fun than younger berries!
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Date: Monday, October 19, 1998 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes and squash

>Hi Bill, I planted red skinned potatoes this year and they were absolutely
>delicious, I have been giving a lot away and the rest are in store. I put
>in a large plastic pot and the others in a carton and covered both with
>of newpaper to keep the light out and the containers are in a dark corner
>an out-building. There are a few sprouts forming but no greening and they
>lifted about 3 months ago.
>Mary in France.