Our cement block garage usually stays a bit warmer than the outside so I tried storing 4 pumpkins, a bucket full of potatoes and a crate of onions out there. The pumpkins froze, the potatoes froze but the onions have done wonderfully so far. Some have a few wrinkles or tiny soft spots but most are perfect. They're just heaped in a milk crate.
In the garden- wow I thought I had a really good idea with this one. I had read about burying a covered bucket and storing potatoes that way. You pack them in some dirt, lid the bucket tightly, bury it and then cover it with a bale of straw. So I did. I had really, really high hopes for this method. Went out today and dug the bucket up, pried the lid off (it was really stuck) and..... It was bad. Like really, really bad. Somehow water had gotten in the bucket and the potatoes liquefied. Oh, it was terrible.
I'm not sure where to go from here. Maybe I'm just expecting too much?