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storage during winter veg and fruits

i am new to gardening. as all of you know, when we get some veg and fruits we have a lot of them, for relatively short time, i would like to know how to stor them during winter - without ! loosing their vitamins and minerals. 



  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,076

    Potatoes and onions can be kept in hessian or paper sacks and stored in a dark, cool but frost-free place for several months. Carrots and parsnips can be stored in a bucket of damp (but not wet) sand, but are perhaps best left in the ground until needed.  Other things like calabrese, peas, beans etc should be picked at their best, blanched (see below) and frozen.  I usually 'open freeze' them and then place in plastic bags once they are hard which prevents them all sticking together in one lump.

    Blanching means to drop into a large pan of boiling water for about 2 minutes and then taken out and immediately plunged into a large bowl/pan of iced water.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Apples should be stored on a tray if possible in a cool ,,dry ,ventilated  place,be careful the fruits do not touch each other

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,139

    You can freeze peas and beans very easily.  

    Raspberries and most other berry fruits freeze quite successfully (not strawberries).  Jams, jellies and chutneys can be made out of all sorts of fruits and vegetables. 

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  • tnx everybody!!! it helps! 

    i know about drying as well but never did any of those process including drying.


  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657
    Hi Beckie i found this ,i dont know how to make the connection go black and underlined so it takes you straight there like some on line do so just copy and have a look its good for freezing and saving

  • tnx Alan!

  • ROZZROZZ Posts: 11

    Hi all just browsing through pages. Great  web page Alan which I have saved. Looking how to store beetroot. 

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