What to use surplus spuds for?



  • arnoldy
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    If you have a medium to light soil, consider leaving them in the ground. Dig them from the ground over winter as needed.

    I have had success with that. When I lift potato, I often find they sprout in the shed in sacks. 
  • short_bird
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    Don't know if anyone's already mentioned
    Leek and potato soup?
    On top of hotpot, cottage pie and shepherds or shepardless pie?
    Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.
  • GaleSF63
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    Potato flour? The recipe I looked at needed a dehydrator but I don't know if it's essential. I also couldn't find out how long it would keep for. Sorry, not much help. 
  • Si_Clist
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, folks.  I'm now sorted  :)
    A positive attitude won't solve all your problems, but with luck it'll annoy enough people to make the effort worthwhile.
  • pineapple
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    Maybe its to do with living in a village but people just give their excess away. Found a large punnet of blackberries by my door the other day. Sometimes people stick the produce by their gate for people to help themselves. But in a nearby (less charitable) village, at least one person leaves spare produce by the gate with an honesty box.
    I miss the farm shop near where I used to live. Gardeners exchange their spare produce for vouchers to spend in store and shoppers get a selection of home grown to choose from. Win win for everyone.
  • fatbelly
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    I don't understand the concept of surplus spuds. 

    We buy a 28-lb sack from the man down the road, store it in the garage and just work through it till we need a new one (which we do)
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