Spent about an hour this morning going thru our potatoes in the root cellar, rubbing off the sprouts. We generally do this once in the fall (mid Nov), and twice in the winter....mid Jan, then again it late Feb. Keep the potatoes more firm and usable until the next crop comes in. I built some drying screens out of 2x lumber and 1/2" hardware cloth, set into a saw kerf on the inside of the screens. They have a short block of 2x4 screwed/glued on the bottom for legs...that gives them enough room so air can circulate around the potatoes nice, and they don't go soft/rot like when we used to store them piled together in old milk crates. The one in bags hanging on the wall are next year's seed potato. In February, they'll come out of the bags and get spread on screens to get good sprouts going, then go in the ground as soon as I can work up the ground to plant....like about a month later. Planting them with 4-6" sprouts gives them a good head start on growing.