These methods will prevent vegetables from withering and rotting in an apartment or cellar. Read on to find out more.
How to properly store carrots in the cellar
Before harvesting in the cellar, carrots must be removed from butts and earth and dried thoroughly in the fresh air. Washing your vegetables is optional.
How to store carrots in crates
Place about 2cm of sand, pine sawdust, onion husks, or moss in a wooden or plastic box. Whichever filler you choose, it must be dry.
Spread the vegetables at some distance from each other in one layer on top and cover them with some of the filler. Alternate layers until you run out of carrots.
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There should be a thick layer of filler on top.
How to store carrots in bags
Place the carrots in plastic bags, tie them tightly, release excess air, and block access to new ones.
For reliability, you can use vacuum bags or make them yourself. To do this, you can suck air from ordinary bags with a vacuum cleaner. Sometimes they combine two methods; they put the carrots in bags, sprinkle them with sawdust, and tie them tightly. However, vegetables are well preserved without any filler.
How to properly store carrots in an apartment
At home, you will have to resort to using a refrigerator and freezer. There you will be able to keep the vegetable for many months.
How to store carrots in the refrigerator
Wash the carrots thoroughly and scrub with a sponge or brush to avoid any dirt. Place vegetables on a towel and dry thoroughly. Cut off the ends of the dry carrots on both sides. Leave the vegetables for a while to dry out the cuts.
Place the carrots in a tight plastic bag, release excess air, and tie tightly. You can put a bag with carrots knotted down in another bag and tie it tightly to be on the safer side.
Store the bag of carrots in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator. Condensation may form inside the bag during the first few days. But after a while, the drops of water will disappear.
How to freeze carrots
Wash the carrots thoroughly and dry well. Rub it on a grater or cut into small strips, circles, or cubes. Divide vegetables into bags or plastic containers. To save space, you can spread the carrots in the bags so that they are flat.
Close containers or tie bags tightly, letting out excess air. Place the bags in the freezer.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker