Potatoes are a frustrating crop to grow because one day you have none and the next day you have a laundry basket full.
I was trying to be smart this summer. Firstly, as soon as they began to flower, we started digging on the side of the plants, picking enough for dinner. Then, even when I knew they could all be picked, I left them in the ground, again picking them only as we needed them. I had read that this is a good way to store potatoes. But one day, I noticed new green shoots appearing and I knew it was time to act. In an instant, that laundry basket was full. That is a lot of potatoes for two people and I knew they would go all soft and wrinkly before we were halfway through so I began to think about preserving them. Continue reading