Query regarding storing tubers
Last year I stored some tubers for the first time. I just wrapped them in an ex-coffee sack inside a steel bucket. I checked them monthly, without adding any moisture, and they sprouted in the spring.
This year I've dug up some tubers but, so far, there's no sign of frost, today the night/day temp is 5-11C, next week will vary between 5-9C & 4-7C. I haven't separated the clumps, but can I just replant them again in pots of multipurpose compost and wait for colder conditions before drying and storing?
Also, I've always wondered why tubers in winter storage are in danger of decay and rotting if they're not sufficiently dry, whilst if they're left in the ground (in milder climates) they survive in conditions that are far wetter.