Beetroot storage.

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Beetroot storage.
« on: November 29, 2017, 13:54 »

I do not have any dry/moist sand but I do have some oak chippings & oak sawdust.  Will this do for beetroot storage overwintering for the use of?
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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 15:14 »
I don't bother with that stuff.  Don't have the space.  So I cook then freeze them.  They are then ready for use without any more preparation.  Everyone says they taste just cooked.
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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 15:54 »
No room, no room

That's why I'm asking about sawdust & wood chippings.  Damp or dry?

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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 18:41 »
They would need to be damp to prevent the beet dehydrating, but I'm not sure if damp woodchip may encourage rot and also impart a flavour
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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2017, 21:58 »
No room, no room

That's why I'm asking about sawdust & wood chippings.  Damp or dry?

Cheers,  Tony.

We use very slightly damp old spent compost, so I feel sure sawdust would be OK. The roots keep in good condition for months, although they do throw out some leaf stalks sometimes
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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 09:15 »
I don't bother with that stuff.  Don't have the space.  So I cook then freeze them.  They are then ready for use without any more preparation.  Everyone says they taste just cooked.

Are they ok when they've been frozen.  I tried this once, but when I defrosted the beetroot they seem slimy.  Did I do something wrong?

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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 18:52 »
I cook them, skin them then cut into 2cm size pieces and freeze.  Never had any that were slimy though.  ???

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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 19:41 »
I cook them, skin them then cut into 2cm size pieces and freeze.  Never had any that were slimy though.  ???

I boiled them, skinned them, but then I froze them whole.  Perhaps that's where I went wrong, and the pieces were too large.

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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 09:19 »
I pickle a lot of my beetroot.
Picked a load last week.
But do freeze them after a boil and a slice. I use a crinkle cutter to slice them, they look so good that way. I layer them in a tub and a quick shake when you need them, individual ones come out easy and taste perfect.

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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 09:50 »
we do both pickled beatroot and freezer beatroot we found that freezer beet doesn't seem to keep that long where pickled beet last's much longer

we sometimes have beetroot as a second veg never put beet in sand or sawdust so don't know how it keeps surprisingly we still have beetroot down the allotment in a razed bed pulled some the other day and it was fine cooked ok no problems

grew two varieties a round type and a cylindra type both cropped very well in a razed bed

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Re: Beetroot storage.
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 15:08 »
I used freeze mostly cooked, but like you - no room in the freezer!  So they are in dry compost and are keeping fine.  They do throw up leaves, but I pick them off and use in salads as a bonus crop.  Seems to work ..

PS no market for pickled beetroot here.   :(
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