Saving sweet potatoes over winter
I harvested a huge number of sweet potatoes at a PYO farm recently. I've used all of them except about a dozen little fingerling size ones. I really wanted to use these to start slips for planting, however, it's beginning of September here and I know growing slips now would be a waste. How do gardeners save vegetables and starters from one season to use the following season? Is there a way to save all these tiny sweet potatoes over the winter without them rotting, so I can start slips in Spring? I know I could get more from the grocery store, but it seems like homesteaders must have saved their harvest from year to year? (In case you can't tell, I'm new to gardening).