How to store potatoes
The best way to store potatoes is to keep them in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated place, such as a root cellar or a pantry. Potatoes should be stored in a paper or burlap bag, which will allow them to breathe and prevent them from rotting. They should be kept away from direct light, as light can cause them to sprout and turn green. Potatoes should also be kept away from ethylene-producing fruits, such as apples and bananas, as the ethylene gas can cause potatoes to ripen faster.
The ideal storage temperature for potatoes is between 45-50°F (7-10°C) and with high humidity. Temperatures that are too warm can cause the potatoes to sprout, while temperatures that are too cold can cause them to freeze, which will damage the potatoes.
It's important to check potatoes regularly for any signs of rot or sprouting and to remove them from the storage as soon as you notice them. Potatoes that have sprouted or have soft spots should be used as soon as possible and not be stored.
It's also important to note that different varieties of potatoes have different storage preferences, for example, new potatoes are best stored in a cool and dark place, while main crop potatoes can be stored in a pantry or root cellar.