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How long can I store seed potatoes?

Seed potatoes by the time you get them from your supplier have a chronological age and a physiological age. Depending on how well it has been kept by the supplier, its physiological age may be older ...
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How can I store onion bulbs?

For 4 months you can try the root cellar. Do not jar or vacuum them - hang them in a mesh bag or lay them out in a wooden crate. Freezing generally turns them to mush that won't grow. 16 months? If ...
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In general can hardwood cuttings be stored, and how?

I am confused what you mean by storage. If you intend to hold these cuttings briefly for sale or shipping within the dormancy period simply wrapping in damp paper towels, then wrapping the bundle ...
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Why do we kill store-bought vegetables? Why not store them so they can keep growing?

You can't treat radishes in the same way because the radish you eat is actually the root of the radish plant, unlike lettuce, where you're not eating the roots but the topgrowth. If you cut the tops ...
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How long can I store seed potatoes?

The place to "store" your seed potato to have viable seed potatoes next year is in the ground, with roots coming out one direction and plants going the other. As for getting blighted, your options ...
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What should I consider before vacuum-sealing seeds for storage?

The enemies of seeds are: heat, light and humidity, by controlling these you can store some seeds for many years. Keep seeds at a cool to cold temperature of 40 degrees or less. Avoid fluctuations in ...
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Practicality of storing long uncut logs

Wood should be left to cure outside before being used as firewood so I don't see any negatives to this. It should be covered to stop it getting wet though. Alternatively you could turn all the ...
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Bulbs - to plant or not to plant?

You can just plant them. After all, the second year (unless you are one of those folks with too much time and money that rips them all out after 1 bloom) they sit in the soil all summer and fall after ...
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In general can hardwood cuttings be stored, and how?

The RHS https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=387 says that cuttings should be watched as they can desiccate in containers and that sounds like what you've allowed to happen. If you keep the ...
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How to best/safely store my lawn mower outdoor without garage or shed?

"Routine" storage, as you clarified, would assume that you're running the machine every few weeks. In that case, the only reason to cover it at all would be because rust-prone metal is exposed on the ...
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How do I overwinter potted fruit trees?

Baby trees are actually best if they are planted in the fall. I would take them to your land, construct cheap cages around them with wire fencing for the deer, make sure that you do not plant too ...
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What should I do with my daffodil bulbs after having removed them?

The easiest way to store them is to put them in the ground. However, if for some reason, you can't plant them again, wash them thoroughly, keep them in a well ventilated area for a week or so, and ...
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When to harvest chilis? What happens if I don't? How can I store them?

Many chili pepper varieties will get stress cracks to let you know that they are done growing even if their color hasn't changed. Flaming jade serranos will turn red in a few days in a paper bag. ...
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Can a solution of neem oil and water remain effective through storage, and if so, for apx. how long?

I'm new to this substance, and have only used it once so far, after finding out it's a great solution to my current black cherry aphid (aka cherry blackfly) problem, but all of the information I have ...
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How to best/safely store my lawn mower outdoor without garage or shed?

What I do with the machines I use for work is during the winter, I run the machines dry, clean everything, change the oil, and get the machine off the ground to allow air to circulate, finally I spray ...
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How can I store onion bulbs?

I would plant half NOW and half during the fall. Otherwise, they could easily succumb to botrytis, all of them. Eating them would be good as well. You could eat some of the more mature and leave ...
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Practicality of storing long uncut logs

You are describing the usual (historical) method: cutting trees into logs (long, or also short to 3 feet), get them some air and rain (depending on the species of tree), store them in wood, from time ...
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Caladium corm pieces: Are they big enough to be stored till spring?

The important thing with caladiums is the potential growing point, the bud. In a normal healthy corm there will be a clear pointy bud and on large corms many buds, and as long as one is there the corm ...
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Storing seeds in the fridge

Often nature gives us hints. Lettuce growth (in wild) in region where winter is cold, so seeds must survive (also at freezing temperatures). So I do no see problems. But as you have learn in Physics ...
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Practicality of storing long uncut logs

Depending where you are it could be a termite farm. In east TX, also good for growing roaches, assorted lizards, certain birds like Carolina Wrens,etc. Personally , I think wood piles are over-rated ...
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What should I do with my daffodil bulbs after having removed them?

To add to the answer by @Alina... Store in a cool dark place.
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Can I plant saffron in spring?

The advice at Vegetable Gardener is: Plant the bulbs (technically they’re corms) in the summer and at SaffronBulbs.com: Planting: from June to mid-September So neither suggests waiting as long ...
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When to harvest chilis? What happens if I don't? How can I store them?

I have found that spreading the fruits out on a cookie sheet and chill to 40 °F +/-, before bagging to freeze. Product comes out much less mushy. Mine are just like fresh.
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