Potato Storage Rack

by Everchanging Gardener on September 18, 2011

in Vegetable Gardening

Orchard Rack used for potatoesHere is our new potato rack, sometimes called an orchard rack, put to good use this weekend. Historically racks like these were used to store “keeper” crops such as apples, winter squash, onions and potatoes. The drawers are slatted to ensure good air circulation, and they slide out for easy access. We made room in our fruit cellar for ours which will be convenient when we need potatoes for dinner. Unfortunately the rack is almost full already and we still have just as many potatoes yet to store plus my onions and garlic. We are however going to store the remaining potatoes in the wine cellar in wooden crates. We will have to see which method works best.

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