Prepare garden potatoes! If you’re growing potatoes in your garden you’re going to want to prepare garden potatoes for long term storage. You’ll need to know how to cure them properly and how to store them so you can eat your garden goodies for months after harvest.
The first thing you need to know is when to harvest your garden potatoes. I know this is hard, when you’re anxious but it is best to wait until the foliage is dead and dead for a week or more. This time allows the skin of the potatoes to toughen up a bit and they’ll suffer less damage when you’re harvesting. And don’t forget to pull back on your watering before you harvest as well.
PREPARE GARDEN POTATOES – CURING
Your next step preparing your garden potatoes for storage is curing them.
Lightly brush off excess soil. You do not need to wash your potatoes, in fact getting them wet is a bad idea.
Do your best not to damage the skin of the potato.
Keep them away from light as much as possible or you’ll have light green skins, which you should avoid eating. You may want to toss a light sheet over them to ensure light doesn’t make its way to your spuds.