CHECK STORED VEGES

NZ Gardener - Garden Diary 2018 - - Antioxidant Packed -

The old adage that one bad ap­ple spoils the lot is also true of stored crops such as pota­toes and onions. Once rot sets in, spores spread rapidly and can ruin ev­ery­thing you have in stor­age. Check stored veges reg­u­larly and re­move any that show signs of de­te­ri­o­ra­tion. Wooden crates or shal­low card­board boxes are ideal for stor­age. Place beet­root and car­rots in a sin­gle layer, mi­nus their leafy tops, and cover with sand. Onions and shal­lots can be plaited and hung. Pota­toes can be stored in hes­sian sacks. Leave in the sun to dry first then re­move mud be­fore stor­ing.

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