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Do you store tubers/roots in the ground or inside?

 
Ben Bishop
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Hey guys,

Just got a few roots/tubers in the mail, groundnut, chinese artichoke, and camas...Eric Toensmeier would be proud! Anyway its getting pretty cold here in Tennessee and I'm not sure what to do with them. I actually planted some in pots indoors to see if they will grow over the winter but I suppose it's only natural that they are stored outside in the soil so that they can begin growing in the spring? I think this is a pretty easy answer but I don't do much planting this time of year and want to make sure its okay. Thanks!

 
Meryt Helmer
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Location: west marin, bay area california. sandy loam, well drained, acidic soil and lots of shade
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I got a bunch of the same tubers! I am in a much milder climate so I planted them in the ground or in planters (to make harvesting easier). I don't know about your climate but am interested in hearing how it goes for you. I am excited to taste the chinese artichoke the most I think
 
Peter Ellis
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Not something I have dealt with yet, but my thought would be to put them in a pot with soil and put the pot in a hole in the ground. Would not want them just outside in a pot where the ground might freeze solid, nor inside where they might be too warm. But, in a pot so they're easy to find and pull out in the spring and in the ground to protect them... That's what I would try.
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