storing root crops

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Denise56

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storing root crops
« on: October 21, 2010, 15:20 »
hi I am fairly new to growing but have had a bumper harvest.  Unfortunately my carrots and beetroot have gone rubbery within a few days of me lifting them to store.  Does anyone know what I might have done wrong?

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Re: storing root crops
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2010, 19:20 »
Welcome to the site  :D

I'm going to move this across to the Cooking Storing Preserving board, but feel free to pop back into the Welcome forum and introduce yourself.

Until someone specifically answers your question, you'll find some useful articles on the main website here:

http://www.allotment-garden.org/allotment_foods/index.php
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: storing root crops
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2010, 20:55 »
I don't lift to store, just let them sit in the ground overwinter.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: storing root crops
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 21:31 »
You can store them in moist sand :) :D
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Re: storing root crops
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 13:31 »
Thanks to those who replied.  Too late to save this years crops but I wil try both suggested methods next year hopefully with more success. :)



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