i bought potatoes about a week ago, and turnips perhaps 5 days ago. i put both in the cupboard (thinking of medieval storage of root vegetables, just lying around), since the cupboard is a) dark, and b) cooler than the rest of the house.
both have already sprouted!! my potatoes are putting out pudgy scrunched eyes and the turnips look like they're retroactively putting out greens (which, by the way, were unfairly lopped off at the supermarket). i'm still planning to eat them, of course.
what happened to famous winter vegetable longevity?