How to store the beets in the winter

  • Dec 24, 2019

With the advent of autumn, all the farmers are beginning to harvest fruits and vegetables, including sweet and aromatic crops - beets. Many vacationers are asking about how to maintain the integrity of their products and keep them alive in the first frosts. By following the simple advice, the gardener can protect their landing from disease and damping-off, so that the culture can survive even the coldest winter.

Follow the simple tips on storage of beet. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Follow the simple tips on storage of beet. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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Terms of beet storage

The initial stage - the preparation of root crops. Cleaning should be done in dry weather. Moisture accelerates the rotting process, the affected items will no longer be suitable for consumption. Collect beets need to properly shovel or fork lift gently from the ground and then pull over the leaves.

After cleaning, inspect the roots for damage, they should be firm without soft areas. The presence of dark spots on the vegetables - it is the first sign of infection, it leads to the appearance of voids and drying. Such instances can cause the death of a healthy crop.

Root vegetables should be cleaned of earth lumps, dirt and other debris. Next, using a knife to cut the tops must not touching with vegetable. Do not rush and try to break the stalks, it can damage the root. Cleared items must be broken down into the paper in a ventilated place so that they do not touch. The resulting collection of leave to dry for a day.

Storage in the cellar

Preparatory work has been completed, it is time to get down to business. If food storage cellar is selected, you should check whether it meets the requirements. This place can be considered ideal when there is no moisture, the room is well ventilated, it is possible to go down on a regular basis and check the status of vegetables.

Beets can be stored in a cellar in several ways:

  • Place the tubers in wooden boxes or wicker baskets so that the biggest vegetables should be at the top, and the youngest - at the bottom. This technology enables the product to be stored longer. Wood ash will help to eliminate excess moisture, it is recommended to pour the powder specimens.
  • Sand - a reliable defender of vegetables in the winter. It absorbs any excess moisture, thus protects the fruit from the mold.
  • Plastic bags are often used for storage of beets, the main thing - to leave them open to the inside was not formed moisture.
Clean the beets should be in dry weather. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Clean the beets should be in dry weather. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
It should provide for storage of beets in the cellar optimum temperature - -2 ° C, humidity - no more than 85%. If these parameters deviate from the norm, or vegetables can be frozen, or begin to sprout.

Storage in the apartment

If the suburban area is not equipped with a cellar, then do not worry. Store beets in the winter can be at home or in the refrigerator or on the balcony. More successful will be the second option, however, if the balcony is not glazed, you should still use a refrigerator. Storage Technique practically identical in both cases, sand is used, it eliminates excess moisture. The loggia is much more convenient to place the wooden boxes, but in the cold season should monitor the temperature, it can be disastrous for the roots.

At temperatures below 0 ° C it is recommended to move the roots of the boxes in polyethylene bags. Next you need to put the vegetables in the refrigerator. In the absence of packing containers can be used plastic or paper bags. If such containers clutters all the space and does not host any other products, with the onset of warming can transfer the packets back to the loggia.

It also happens that the place the entire crop in the same room is impossible. Then it is necessary to change the concept of storage products. Safely placed next to beets and potatoes, turnips and carrots.

Experienced gardeners recommend to put on the bottom of the box potatoes and beets on top. This will protect it from rotting vegetables. In the event of damage to the health department of culture from the infected.

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