Peel off the scab and eat the potatoes immediately. They won’t keep very well in your root cellar. Master Gardener Ed Buyarski also has tips for mitigating potato scab, how to carefully harvest potatoes, techniques to harden or age potatoes before harvest, and setting aside small seed potatoes for next season’s planting.
Clean up garden debris and start mixing compost into your soil before covering garden beds with plastic.
Place seed potatoes into a 6 inch deep trench, just barely cover with soil, and then wait until plants are 3 inches tall before starting the hilling process.