We've grown a wonderful crop of potatoes this year and have been enjoying eating the early crop. About to harvest the main crop and have been trying to find some potato sacks to store them in. But can't find them anywhere?? Do people not use potato sacks anymore (and if not, what do you use??) or am I just looking in the wrong places?
I put mine in a latticed plastic rubbish bin and fill between layers with fresh wood shavings. (The sort you get from feed stores or farm outlets used as stable bedding or chook house litter) Air can circulate and they don't sweat between layers.
I like the idea of shavings! I use banana boxes with extra lining to avoid light causing greening. Set them on a concrete floor to keep temp low. Don't put too many in same box as if one or two go bad, the rest will not suffer. If you do leave them in the ground, put heaps of mulch over them to keep them cool or they will start to grow again. Agria are very good keepers.
Thanks everyone. Yes, we do find that if we leave them in the ground too long they like to try and grow again so they're all dug now. We ended up using a mixture of boxes and some brown paper bags (actually the ones that Countdown pack their click & collect groceries in) and stored them away in the dark. Time will tell how successful these are but here's hoping they last us well through the winter!