Does anyone know how long beetroot will store in sand over the winter? We've had a bumper crop this year and pulled them at the weekend to store in a box of sand. This is the first time we've had…Continue
"that's interesting Colin as some of my beetroot are in containers and I didn't realise that I could just bring them under cover and they would carry on. I thought I'd sown them too late. Thanks for the tip."
"Thanks Darren. I'd like to try storing carrots and parsnips this way but we never have enough (maybe next year).
PS: your blog gave me an idea on how to build my raised beds next year. This will be a project next…"
"If you keep them cool but frost free they should store right through to late winter/early spring.
We never have sufficient to make it worth bothering with but I always grow some in containers and bring them into the greenhouse to picked as…"
Does anyone know how long beetroot will store in sand over the winter? We've had a bumper crop this year and pulled them at the weekend to store in a box of sand. This is the first time we've had enough to store so we don't know how long they will keep this way. Hopefully they'll keep until spring. STORING BEETROOT POSTSee More
"I haven't lifted our parsnips yet (so I'm not sure about giving advice). However, the best parsnips we ever grew were in a deep raised bed with carefully prepared (well seived) soil. This produced a monster sized crop, just…"
"Beans are a great crop. We also tend to grow too many, and will probably reduce our selection to just dwarf french beans next year (they mix well in a border with flowers). Have you tried pickling runner or french beans? We tend to pickle a few jars…"
"We tend to use the Garden Organic catalogue to buy online, as well as from their shop at Ryton Organic Gardens (Warwickshire). We like the way their online ordering system tells you what's in stock. This isn't always the…"