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How to keep fresh garden carrots crisp and fresh for longer
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How to Keep Fresh Carrots Crisp for a Long Time

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I have found carrots to be hit or miss in my garden.

For a year or two we had none come up. The next year, out of frustration, my husband planted the rest of the carrot seeds.

They all came up.

Then this year only about 50% came up.

But whether or not we have a good carrot crop I usually have more than we will eat immediately so I need to be able to store them so they are ready for when we want them.

I’ve already made the mistake over the years of not storing them properly and having limp carrots – not cool.

Now though I’ve realized the error of my ways and wanted to share the correct way with you!

 

How to keep fresh garden carrots crisp and fresh for longer

 

HOW TO FIX LIMP CARROTS

First of all, if you have done the same as I have in the past and currently have limp carrots, you can fix that!

All you need to do it cut the tops off and stick the carrots in a jar or container of water and pop them in the fridge.

Leave them alone for a few hours and they should firm back up!

 

How to keep fresh garden carrots crisp and fresh for longer

 

HOW TO KEEP CARROTS CRISP

The best thing to do is just to make sure to keep carrots crisp right from the beginning.

I pull the tops off right after pulling the carrots out of the garden so when I get inside I just put them in a sink of water and rub the dirt off.

Once they are clean it is as simple as putting them in a freezer size ziploc bag or a container, covering them with water and storing them in the fridge.

I have friends that store them for an entire year that way! We never have a large enough crop for them to last that long, but that is pretty cool to know they can eat their garden carrots all year long and never have to worry about buying them or the chemicals that others may put in them (or the dirt).

 

How to keep fresh garden carrots crisp and fresh for longer

 

I hope you have a large enough crop that you can have crisp carrots all year long!

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