Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Storing and Preserving Potatoes


November 17, 2022

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Dehydrated sliced potatoes

Now that the harvest is over and the potatoes have all been dug, what do you do with your bounty? This year I harvested 700 pounds of potatoes from 350 plants. When I planted last June I anticipated 5 pounds of potatoes per plant. But that was without doing any research on what the yield should really be. After checking into it I found that I should only expect one and a half pounds per plant. Since I got two pounds I guess it turned out better than average. But that's still a lot of potatoes. I held 200 pounds back for myself and sold the rest. But the question still remained; what do I do...

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