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Little Miss Muffet

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« on: August 24, 2007, 13:06 »
Im going on holiday in a couple of weeks  and have loads of carrots which by the time i come back they would be wasted .i was told that you have to be carefull when freezing carrots as they go soggy.
so whats the best way of preserving them?

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007, 13:08 »
stick em in a box of damp peat / compost in a cold shed they will be fine .make sure you remove any damaged ones .mine last for months over winter this way
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 13:13 »
Quote from: "Little Miss Muffet"
by the time i come back they would be wasted
Why is that then?

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2007, 13:25 »
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.i was told that you have to be carefull when freezing carrots as they go soggy.
so whats the best way of preserving them?


Apart from Muntjac's way which IMHO is probably the best we do ours in buckets of peat in the shed.
 Freezing never seems a problem, I slice mine or whatever and put them into a dinners worth of servings in plastic bags, cook from frozen all ok, they get soggy if you let em defrost before you cook em tho'.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2007, 14:48 »
If they're still in the ground, surely there's not a problem. If for some reason you've dug them all up, then it's Munty's solution.
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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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2007, 17:59 »
the thing is my carrots are ready to pick now just hopw long will they be ok for in the ground?

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2007, 18:03 »
Until you are ready to eat them.  Only reasons to lift them would be :

(a) slug damage
(b) carrot root fly
(c) ground needed for summat else
(d) ground frozen hard - unlikely in Wilts methinks

Most of the carrots in the supermarkets from Mar - July have overwintered in the ground.  Up here, they are covered with straw and/or polythene to keep the frost off and lifted as needed in the new year.



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