The Potato Harvest is coming in - and unlike last year I've got a really good yield.
So time to get them safely into storage - so that we can enjoy them over the coming weeks. Also - one of the reasons why I grow stuff - to save money - as we can cross spuds of the shopping list - hopefully until Christmas at the earliest.
The potential problem with potatoes is that they may sprout, turn green or rot in storage - so its worth taking a few steps to keep them in good condition.
I lifted mine the evening before a day forecast to be hot and sunny - and was rewarded with a nice morning as predicted.
I spread the spuds out on a tray set out in the sunniest part of the garden and left them for a few hours.
There is a danger that these will be susceptible to rot and spread this to their neighbours. Keep them for consumption in the next few days.
They should then store ok for a few months - but do keep checking the sacks regularly. If one potato starts to rot this can quickly spread to the others - potentially ruining a whole sackful.