How to Store Sweet Potatoes
Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow! Former Extension Agent Morgan Sass, now with Ag South, was talking about how to store her bumper crop of sweet potatoes which need to stay above 55 degrees – but a heated house is too hot. I called Making It Grow regular Tony Melton and this is what he said. . Put three inches of pine straw on the ground. Place a single layer of sweet potatoes on top, not letting them touch. Put another three inches of straw over that and repeat the process over and over., . To top it off, put at least eight inches of soil over the top and sides of the mound – like icing on a cake. Then put a piece of tin over the top to keep the mound dry from the rain . When you need potatoes, just dig in and get as many as you need for supper.