One needs to know how to store carrots correctly, in order for the root crop not to deteriorate and not lose all its nutritional properties and useful qualities. First, you need to start with the right harvest. After harvesting, the root crops are shaken off the ground and laid out in one layer on a blanket in a dry, shaded place. It should dry well; it will take 2-3 days for this. There are various storage methods from which you can choose the most suitable one.

  1. How to keep carrots in the sand?

Storing fresh carrots in the sand is very popular among gardeners who have cool cellars, underground, garage pits. And it is not surprising, because sand reduces the evaporation of moisture from carrots, prevents the development of putrefactive diseases, provides a constant temperature.


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  1. Storing carrots in sawdust

Sawdust of coniferous trees is another great filler for boxes with carrots. Phytoncides in conifers prevent the germination of root crops and prevent the penetration of pathogenic fungi and bacteria.

  1. How to store carrots in plastic bags for winter?

The film bags with a capacity of 5 to 30 kg are needed. Plastic bags with carrots are kept open in cool rooms. The humidity in such bags is automatically set at an optimal level of 96-98%. Therefore, carrots do not wither.

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  1. Storing carrots in pots

After harvesting, carrots should be washed well, cut off the tops and the “tai””, dried in the sun. Then the root crops are tightly vertically stacked in a saucepan, a napkin is placed on top of them and the pan is covered with a lid. It is recommended to keep all pots with carrots in a cool cellar – then the carrots will lie perfectly until the new harvest.