Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Demise of the Carrots

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.