Store beet­root

Garden News (UK) - - WHAT TO DO THIS WEEK -

Main­crop beet­root that’s still in the gar­den is best lifted and stored be­fore the weather turns very cold and dam­ages the roots. Sim­ply lift the roots, twist off the fo­liage and re­move any soil stick­ing to the beet­root. To store, add a layer of damp sand or old pot­ting compost to a crate, then space out the roots on it. Cover over with more sand or compost and build up the lay­ers un­til the crate is full. In a cold but frost-free shed it should keep un­til spring. When you want some roots, sim­ply dig down by hand into the crate.

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