In one of my gardening articles, I discussed the process of storing potatoes. Here is a brief review of some of the most important steps that must be taken to prepare for this spring.
When warm weather sets in, the first thing to do is to cut and remove the tops from your potatoes before you store them. The potatoes are especially susceptible to frost damage if they have the tops on. This simple step will ensure that they are ready for spring when you want them.
Another tip that I will share with you is that you should never store potatoes in the same container as onions or other root vegetables. While it might seem like a good idea to try to keep the roots separate, this does not work as well. If you store potatoes in the same container as onions, there is a very good chance that the potatoes will turn green or even brown and this is not something that you want.
The third tip I will share with you is to make sure that you put the potatoes in their own pots. This is so that they can begin the healing process before you do. The idea is that the warmer they are when you use them, the better for them.
Finally, when you plan to store your potatoes for the year, you should start them indoors in a warm location. You can get some great vegetable starter plants at most nurseries, or you can purchase them from the produce department of your local grocery store. My favorite is the Chinese broccoli. These are just three of the plants that are available that will start growing right away when you put them in the ground.
There are many ways to go about preparing and storing potatoes. By doing a little homework before you decide to buy your potatoes, you will be able to have a more enjoyable time and enjoy the healthy benefit of a summer diet.
In fact, it is fairly easy to prepare potatoes and to store potatoes. Once you learn the basics of how to do this, you will discover that you can have your potatoes any time of the year.
Before you proceed, I want to share some simple tips with you. You will discover some great ways to prepare and store potatoes. And you will discover a few great ways to enjoy your potatoes, too.
For starters, you may want to put some butter or cheese on your potatoes and eat them a bit hot or cold. That way, they will not be sitting out all winter. If you put some salt in the water that you cook your potatoes in, you will know that they are going to taste better than if you just leave them in the water unseasoned. Be sure to season your potatoes well after they are cooked or they may not taste as good as they did before.
If you want to take your potatoes to the next level, you may want to consider freezing them. To do this, you should cook them first and then drain them. Then you should wrap them in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer bag.
The key to cooking and storing your potatoes is preparation. So if you take the time to prepare your potatoes properly, you will be able to enjoy the healthy benefits of having your potatoes every time you want them.