Potatoes: Dig 'em or leave 'em?
Some of my potato plants are starting to die back and I was wondering if I should dig them up or just leave them in the ground until I need them.
I normally leave them in the ground and use as needed until very late in the season (Nov/Dec) and dig them just before the ground freezes. They seem to do fine this way, but the skin gets scabby on most of them.
The ones that I'm digging up now are absolutely beautiful and I'd love to have the entire crop look that good, but I don't want to effect the storage life.
If I were to dig them up now, I'd store them in the basement of our air conditioned house which is very cool, but I wonder how that dry air would effect them?
All of that was a long way of asking, should I keep them in the ground and deal with scab, or dig them up and keep them in the basement?