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How to keep mice and etc from your stored potatoes

Zone Pratt , Ks. zone 6 | Anonymous added on July 5, 2017 | Answered

Ok, so I have a cellar, however, mice are also there. How can you store potatoes properly and also keep mice from getting into them. Also, in the winter I use a grow light in the cellar because I keep some of my favorite yard plants there that are not winter hardy. I believe the grow light will not be bennificial to storing potatoes, correct?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 6, 2017

I would suggest that your potato storage be kept in a separate area as your plants that are wintering over.
The needed climate and temperatures are likely not the same, depending on the plants.

Our expertise in rodent control is related to the garden. For control of mice in the home you may want to consult with a pest extermination expert.
Here are some articles with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/search/?q=storing%20potatoes

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/sweet-potato/sweet-potato-storage-tips.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/garden-mouse-control.htm

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