Potato problem!!

@Humbug25 (12551)
September 7, 2010 8:26am CST
I have a problem with my potatoes! When I buy my potatoes I make sure they are not black or soft, not sproating or green as I am sure most people do. So why do they start sproating or go green within a matter of days or so after purchasing them? I have tried keeping them in the fridge and have tried putting them in a dark bag but nothing seems work. What do you think could be causing this? Where do you keep your spuds?
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@marguicha (91796)
• Chile
29 Mar 11
I place them in a dark and dry place, not warm but NOT in the fridge. I have such place in a corner of my garage. I have a small shed where I keep some foods I donĀ“t like to have in my kitchen because they smell . Onions live there, some dry algae and the above said potatoes. No problem if I buy them in good conditions.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Apr 11
Hi there marguicha Yes I might just try putting them in hessian bag and putting them in my outside where it is a bit cooler and darker Many thanks for your response
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 10
Lately, in the refrigerator, works better for me than anything else!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 10
Hi dawny I have tried that and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Maybe I buy weird potatoes! Thanks dawny
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 Sep 10
I keep mine in the fridge. Don't think u are suppose to, lol but i don't do alot of things i'm suppose to do, lol.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 10
Do any of us ANTIQUELADY? LOL Thanks for your response
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Sep 10
The best place to store potatoes is in a nice cool, dark shed . Thinlk of how potatoes are usually stored (not the poly bags in supermarkets) but in sacks or bags - and these are by far the best things to keep them in. Always make sure you don't leave them in a plastic bag - there's nothing worse! Do you keep the sprouting spuds to plane - you'll get a lot of potatoes from them and you don't even need a garden uou can put them in buckets of soilor anything like that.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 10
Hi ya oldchem1 That sure does make sense and I will have to give that a go. I take it that that would be the same for carrots then as I have the same problem!! It is strange though that within days of taking carrots out of the plastic bag and into the fridge they go rubbery!! Thanks for your response and help oldchem
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
19 May 11
Hi. Humbug25. I usually would keep my potatoes into my kitchen cabinet. I would keep them in an opened out container. I make sure that my potatoes can breathe and ventilate some. It usually stays fresh this way without rotting out so much.
@Humbug25 (12551)
21 May 11
Hi ya cream97 I must give that a go then, thanks for your response
• United States
8 Sep 10
I believe if you keep them in the plastic bag they come in the heat and moisture sort of cooks them. Just like bananas. So my suggestion would be to keep them in a cool and dry place outside of their bag. This works for me.
@Humbug25 (12551)
11 Sep 10
Hi ya hardworkinggurl Yes I will have to give that a go. Maybe it is the type of potatoes I am buying. Thanks for your response
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
7 Sep 10
We keep our potatoes in our pantry.If it is really hot or humid they do seem to go soft and sprout fast.The green is supposedly from being exposed to the during the growing process.We use our potatoes pretty fast usually,so they usually do not rot on us.We love potatoes and eat them almost every day in some shape or form.
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 10
Hi there lightningMD Well my kids used to love potatoes but they seem to have gone off them now and I never used to have the problem. Thanks for your response