Potato storage

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Anyone got any tips on potato storage? What I mean is, how to store for a few weeks without them sprouting. Obviously they will eventually sprout no matter what, I just thought there might be a way of delaying that. Also, I know onions make potatoes sprout faster, so I don't store them in the same room.
 
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Anyone got any tips on potato storage? What I mean is, how to store for a few weeks without them sprouting. Obviously they will eventually sprout no matter what, I just thought there might be a way of delaying that. Also, I know onions make potatoes sprout faster, so I don't store them in the same room.

Place into a linen or cotton bag in a dark cook place; cupboard or garage.
 

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at this time of year, when it is getting cooler and until it starts freezing, I keep them outside on our balcony in a cooler or in a tub as we do not have a cold cellar or garage available - I do also store some in the fridge when the weather is too hot/cold, I just keep them in plastic bags and they last a long time

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Anyone got any tips on potato storage? What I mean is, how to store for a few weeks without them sprouting. Obviously they will eventually sprout no matter what, I just thought there might be a way of delaying that. Also, I know onions make potatoes sprout faster, so I don't store them in the same room.
I had been keeping my potatoes in the same drawer of my fridge as my onions. Thank you for letting me know, I will stop this now. I think both should be kept in a dark place.
 
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Potatoes I don't ever keep in fridge, I do onions. In summer I'll keep potatoes in the basement if I buy a large amount.
I've had GMO potatoes that never sprouted, but instead would just rot. I've since made non gmo potatoes a priority
I think the greening of potatoes happens when stored in light? Not sure, just know it should be cut off cause can make you sick
 
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Why potatoes shouldn't be stored in the fridge if possible: