LUCY CHAMBERLAIN’S FRUIT AND VEG
How to store carrots, manage compost and shell peas
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 ‘Autumn King’