Most people think that if you don’t have a root cellar, you can’t store vegetables long term. That simply isn’t true! Each vegetable can be stored for longer than normal with just a few tweaks here and there, depending on which vegetables you want to store. You really don’t need a 10 foot deep hole in the ground!
This is great for people who frequent farmer’s markets and find great deals. Many people will buy in bulk and process the vegetables but need to store them for awhile beforehand for whatever reason. These tips and tricks will help you along and avoid waste and a lot of frustration. Some vegetables, such as carrots, store well in totes filled with sand that is slightly damp. Other veggies stored this way include beets, turnips, and potatoes.
Knowing the difference between damp and dry storage, and which method each vegetable prefers, will go a long way in helping you eat and enjoy fresh vegetables long past the time other people would be tossing them out. Help make your food dollar and garden harvest stretch by clicking the link below to learn more!