How to save carrots for the winter?
The beneficial properties of carrots are difficult to overestimate. It is especially important to include carrots in the diet in the winter time, which means that it is necessary to stock up on it since autumn. To keep the carrot as long as possible, be sure to carry out its preliminary preparation.
Primary processing and preparation of carrots is as follows:
- With root hands gently remove the ground. Do not shake it or knock it on strong objects, as a result of this, the vegetables will be injured and will not be able to be stored for a long time.
- Now remove the tops - tear it a little higher.
- Cut off the root of the vegetables by 1-3 cm.
After this work, it is necessary to dry the carrots in the sun for 1-2 days, then transfer it to a cool room and leave it there for 24 hours.
Carrot storage methods
Save the carrot for the winter in several ways.
Use of sphagnum moss
Take the boxes and clean them from dirt.At the bottom lay out a layer of sphagnum moss, which has amazing bactericidal properties and allows carrots to be stored for a long time. Then put a layer of root vegetables on it. Cover them with moss and lay carrots on top of it again. It is necessary to do so until the boxes are completely full. Then send them stored in a cool place.
Use of sand
Take the boxes and dry them. Put a thick layer of sand on their bottom. On it lay out in one row the roots and re-fill with sand, then put the vegetables again, and so on until the container is full. Keep it in a cool place afterwards.
Using plastic bags
First, make small holes in them. They are necessary in order to provide ventilation to the roots during subsequent storage. Then put carrots in plastic bags and tie them tight. After that, transfer them to a cool room and place at a short distance from each other. Cover bags with carrots can not be anything.