Plant corms in around 10cm of compost and keep moist. When the corms shoot, more water can be applied. By the time they reach around 20cm, the pot, tub or container can be flooded to about half the height of the shoots. Keep water topped up until harvest in about 6-8 months. Water chestnuts can be kept in the fridge for up to 10 days, but if you want to prolong your storage, freeze them (either peeled, unpeeled, cooked or raw) and use as required.