Here is an idea if you don't have a root cellar like we don't - yet. We layered the carrots in damp sand in buckets last October and they stored wonderfully! We covered the buckets with an old rug. We can't leave them in the ground in our zone - our water line has to be buried 6' deep to be safe from freezing. But the sand idea works fine stored at 40 degrees or there about. This photo shows how they looked in March - crisp - sweet - carrots!
This post was edited by Hudson...WY on Thu, Oct 17, 13 at 20:03