11.6.11 Thinning and storing carrots

We planted carrots in early August for harvesting late fall into winter. The bed needed a second thinning and we ended up with mostly Napoli, a type of nantes carrot that’s reportedly one of Eliot Coleman’s top choices for over-wintering, and a handful of stubby Red Cored Chantenay, a French heirloom, to the right. To get them ready for cold storage, I make sure to snip off the taproot along with the tops. This seems to prevent them from rotting at the root end, and helps them keep longer.

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