|The potato fork goes in....|
|The potatoes come out!|
According to Mike and Nancy Bubel's book Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables, potatoes should be allowed to cure one to two weeks before storing. To do that, we spread them out in the carport....
The onion tops had died back as well, so I harvested onions while DH dug potatoes....
There is a behind-the-scenes incident to those potatoes. Several days after harvesting, we got a much needed rain. Unfortunately our carport floods when it rains, so DH and I were out there at 10:30 at night, in our PJs, trying to gather in all the potatoes before they got soaking wet. We spread them out all over the summer kitchen floor, until there was no room to walk. The next day I transferred them to the front porch. Fortunately, alls well that ends well.
Taters 'n Onions © July 2010 by Leigh at http://my5acredream.blogspot.com/ (both photos & text).