Yam and Sweet Potato storage ??
Anyone have any success in storing yams, sweet potatoes, and other root vegetables in temperatures higher than 55 degrees? I just bought a bunch of really amazing heirloom yams, and want to figure out a way to store them longer than a week...
I never put any kind of potato in the fridge.
I have a large pantry, and space under my bed, but the temperature in the house never goes below 65 and is usually higher, thus they go bad.
Even the basement is waaay to warm.
I really want to do a root cellar, but can't because of the temp.
Wondering if I could store in a collar, but they would need more air than that, and without ice, I am not sure it would be effective.
I wish someone would come up with a way to do a root cellar in warm climates.
I keep all my potatoes in the refrigerator and they last a long time...sweet potatoes last way longer, couple of months..
"Root Cellaring" by Mike and Nancy Bubel is my go-to guide for storage of fruits and veg without refrigeration or processing. They give info on storing produce in nooks and crannies of your house or apartment that you may never have considered.
I have that book, love it.
I bought it because I soooo wanted a root cellar, until I got to the part about warm climates.
Trying to find a cool place, I lay them out on a sheet of newspaper in a spare bathroom,
pulled the curtain and turned out the lights. Everything I have read says cool and dark.