Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I made a bad choice. The carrots had been keeping so well on the back porch that I became lazy and didn't finish freezing them. Nor did I store them properly (in moist sand in bins in the root cellar). I did finally put them into ziplock bags and place them in the fridge, but it was too late - the white fuzzy mold was established.
It's a pity, too, because most of the really good carrots (as in long and carrot-shaped) were in this batch of remainders. But, there was nothing for it - they had to go into the compost. :(
The moral of this story: there is a reason why our ancestors didn't just leave their veg out all winter. Follow the books and time-tested methods for preserving your harvest(s), and you will have veg all year.