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storing carrots in sand

My wife asked me to bring some carrots back from the allotment so while I was pulling a few I decided to harvest the whole row with the idea that I could store them in a box of sand, it wasn't until I got home that I realised that I wasn’t really sure what this entailed apart from finding a box big enough and buying some bags of sand. Does anyone have any experience of storing carrots in sand and what are the do's and don'ts?

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  • cornellycornelly Posts: 970

    I now store carrots in composted material, my wife complained about having to clean the carrots covered in sand, it does get into the grooves, any dry bought compost does the trick, I use a large plastic container, ones emptied of fertilizers etc, they keep stored in a frost free shed very well.

  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,840

    Thanks cornelly I hadn't considered the sand sticking to the carrots but I can see that it would be a pain to get off. I lifted my carrots because they are big enough right now and I don't want them to split. When do you usually lift your carrots for storing is there any time of year better than another? 

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 970

    September first week is usually my time to lift, to get full size, if yours are big enough, now is the time.

  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,840

    Thanks cornelly.

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