Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Storing beetroot.

This year we have enjoyed our best ever crop of beetroot, some of which weigh one kilo but are still deliciously tender. We have grown three varieties, a standard red beetroot called Bolivar globe, a yellow beetroot called Golden Detroit, and a pink-and-white striped beetroot called Chioggia. Today we picked half a tonne of the standard beetroot and stored them for winter in a sand-box in one of the outbuildings. This took 900kg of sand at a cost of £30.
200kg of beetroot fresh from the field.

The first layer of beetroot lain on a layer of sand.

Sarah and Sophie adding sand between the layers of beetroot.

Both boxes filled and covered with a rodent-proof frost-proof lid.

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