Seems the reds make better potato salad in late spring anyway, probably due to sugaring up
Seconding this. Whether the washing tends to remove something the potato has in it that decelerates the sprouting process or it's just an accumulation of moisture, washed potatoes don't last as long as those that came straight out of the ground and went straight into storage.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:If it were me, I'd skip the newspapers. Seems to me like higher humidity leads to quicker sprouting, and skipping the newspaper I think would result in lower humidity. I grow potatoes in bulk though, so it would be hard to come up with that much newspaper. The general attitude around here, is that potatoes store better if they are not washed before storage.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Vera Stewart:
The general attitude around here, is that potatoes store better if they are not washed before storage.