CHECK STORED VEGES
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.