My Red Pontiac potatoes are dying back.
We don't eat a ton of potatoes around here, maybe once a week in the summer, so I'm very interested in curing and storing these to last for a few months. If it were fall, I'd just leave them in the ground and harvest as needed but since it's the height of summer, I'm a little hesitant on how to proceed.
I've read that once the plants die back that you should leave them in the ground another two weeks to allow them to cure. But does that apply if the temperature outside is in the mid 90's? Granted...they're in soil, not straw so the temperature of the soil is a little cooler...but it's still a raised bed.
Once harvested, I've read that's it's:
OK to refrigerate/No, it's not OK to refrigerate them.
Store them in the dark at 50-60 degrees/Store them at 40 degrees.
Leave the dirt on/take the dirt off.
There's a lot of conflicting information out there. So I'm asking you my gardening Goddesses...
What do you advise?