Keep potatoes from sprouting so quickly with this easy trick! You’ll be amazed at how well this easy tip works! Yay for science!
OK, I’ll admit that I’ve heard about this trick to keep potatoes from sprouting here and there over the years and I’ve completely ignored it. I mean, really, I always thought that potatoes just didn’t like me. They have always gone soft and wrinkly and started to sprout whenever I brought a bag home almost instantly. Like the second I bring them through the door. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes though? So I always bought another bag and tried again, trying to find a new spot that was maybe a little cooler and a little darker to keep them in.
How to Keep Potatoes From Sprouting
So I could either become a potato farmer or finally try this old wive’s tale that I’ve heard so much about.
Have you heard about this one too?
It’s the one where you take a plain apple and stick it in the bag with your potatoes.
That’s it! Just stick it in the bag and walk away.
A little over a week later, I remembered to check in and see how things were going.
By this time, normally, I’d have my potato farm well on its way and most of the bag would be useless. But check this out!
This is perfect for me because it often takes a week or more from the time when I buy a bag of potatoes to the time when I actually make a full “mashed potatoes” type of meal. Or sometimes I just need to use up the last few potatoes from the last bag. Either way, I need a little big of wiggle room when it comes to the timing of when I use up my potatoes!
This is one way now that I can buy myself a little more time with my meal planning and now I don’t have to throw out and re-buy so many darn potatoes!
Happy potatoes, happy Courtenay!
If you still need little help using them up quick, try these amazing, crock pot potatoes:
The Creek Line House – Baked Potatoes in a Slow Cooker!
The Creek Line House – Mashed Potatoes in Your Crock Pot!
Savoury Experiments – Slow Cooker Potatoes au Gratin
Have you tried this one out before? Or do you have a different trick that you use to keep potatoes from sprouting?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.