LUCY CHAM­BER­LAIN’S FRUIT AND VEG

How to store car­rots, man­age com­post and shell peas

Amateur Gardening - - This Week In Gardening -

HEARTY casseroles, warm­ing soups, tray-baked and but­tery mash – there are loads of ways to use this es­sen­tial root veg in the kitchen dur­ing win­ter – I’d be lost with­out car­rots!

Sow­ings made way back in the spring will be yield­ing de­li­cious, crunchy pullings now. While I’ve been munch­ing my way through some as baby roots, there are only so many car­rots a per­son can eat in the sum­mer. So now, as au­tumn is upon us, take time out to lift and store your very best roots.

I’ve been ex­per­i­ment­ing with dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties, grow­ing quick-ma­tur­ing early va­ri­eties like ‘Ro­mance’ along­side clas­sic main­crops such as ‘Au­tumn King’. I’ll be in­ter­ested to see which ones store the best. Here’s what to do (see right).

I’ve been try­ing dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties like ‘Ro­mance’ this year to see how well they store

Car­rot ‘Ro­mance’

Car­rot ‘Au­tumn King’

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