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The extent carrots depends on well-preservedprimarily on the maturity of the roots. It is also strongly influenced by the ratio in which glucose and sugar. Should carrots be smitten no infection, but still it can not be saved for a long time, the problem most likely lies in the selection of the wrong grade or poor conditions of growing and storing crops.
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Think in advance about the storage of carrots
Collect carrots - only half the battle, because you need to be able to save the harvest. Statistics show that half of the total harvest is spoiled due to the fact that the owners incorrectly stored, transported and assembled.
Let it sounds a bit weird, but thathow to store carrots worth thinking about it before you collect it. A week before the harvest abundantly pour water beds. This makes succulent vegetable, moreover, carrots will be easier to pull out of the ground. A couple of days before harvest propolite beds and trim the tops, leaving just two centimeters. If this is not done, the moisture evaporates, the usefulness of the substances contained in carrot root crops wither and fall much more rapidly. And the carrot without foliage space will occupy much less.
Also, you should remember one simple rule: carrot that is damaged, do not continue for a long time. It is not necessary to clean the vegetables on the dirt. After all, it provides extra protection against diseases, so the carrot purification is carried out only just before its use.
Harvesting does not cause any particulardifficulties. Carrots need to dig or pull out of the ground, shake off the excess earth and just lay in a heap. The ground at the root crop temperature is higher than on the street, so they should cover and leave for three days on the street. During this time, the weakened vegetables will wither, and then you will be able to sort the good from the bad.
When the temperature reaches 1 degree, carrotsIt begins to freeze at a temperature from +4 to +5 - sprout. Therefore, the most optimal temperature regime can be called interval for storage of 0 to 2 degrees. If your place of residence is located in a warm climate, you can not dig up the carrots, and cover it with a thin layer of peat or straw, then covered with earth.
Store carrots in the cellar
A good way - to put carrots in bagspolyethylene having openings. The packages do not need to close. You can pour sand in them. Even the best option - to take a box of wood, pour into it a little sand, lay there vegetables and again fill with sand. This method of gardeners with experience used more often because it can be called the most reliable of all. Sawdust is an excellent alternative to sand. From time to time, and that, and another is sprayed with water.
Keep the carrots in a clayIf the crop is not very big, you can keep itin a clay shell. This is done as follows: mix the clay to sour state and immerse it in turn all the roots minutes by 3. Then take them out and dry. This "cover" will provide excellent protection for your crops from disease and decay.
How to store carrots in the apartment
In urban residents have the opportunity to savecarrots only three months. It is best if you lay the vegetables in boxes, Coverings such as blankets and film will follow the temperature change on the street. When it will decline, carrots should wrap up and put in the room. If you have a large volume of the refrigerator, you can wrap the roots in bags and store it on the lowest shelf.
In general, carrot stores is much worse than other vegetables. After all, the roots of the round form are stored at times better than those that have an elongated shape.