scot29
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rooted seed potato storage

I'm trying potatoes for the first time this year. I picked them up today, and they already have roots all over them. I'll be planting them in the next 3 days or so. What's the best way to store them until I plant? Right now they're in a brown paper bag. Any suggestions? Tks.

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I think what you are calling roots are actually the stem sprouts. Leaving them in the bag for a few more days won't hurt.

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You can slow down growth by putting the bag in the fridg.
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If they've lasted as long as they have in that bag, a few more days shouldn't hurt.
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potato storage

hey, we put ours in a barrel outside, seems to be working. Hope this was helpful, considering I live in michigan, :D
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scot29
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Tks for the replies. I actually found the time to get these in the ground yesterday. A few Red Pontiacs & a few Kennebecs. Hopefully they come through.
TZ -OH6 wrote:I think what you are calling roots are actually the stem sprouts. Leaving them in the bag for a few more days won't hurt.
Shows what I know about potatoes :P A friend pointed this out to me as I was about to plant them upside down :lol:



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