You don't have to prepare beetroot fresh. You can also store them without problems and process them later. However, there are some things to consider when storing.Beetroot
If you have your own garden, you should harvest the frost-sensitive vegetables as soon as the first freezing temperatures are expected. However, you have to make sure that you do not injure the tubers, otherwise their juice will run out and the tubers can "bleed". The storage would then be very difficult. In this case, the tubers must actually be prepared immediately. If you take care not to damage the tubers during harvest, storing the beetroot is child's play. Reading tip: growing beetroot - this is how it's done.
How to harvest beetroot properly
It is best to always harvest the beetroot with the digging fork. Lift the tubers and grasp the leaf base to be able to gently pull them out. Then turn off the leaves. Now the tasty vegetables are ready to be stored.
How to store beetroot correctly
➤ Store beetroot in the fridge:
Beetroot can be safely stored in the refrigerator for two to three weeks. However, you must first wrap the tubers in newspaper to prevent them from drying out.
➤ Store beetroot in the cellar:
If you want to keep the vegetables for a long time, then knock out a wooden box with plastic wrap and fill it halfway with well-moistened sand. Then put the beetroot in it. Then fill the box completely with sand. This way you can now store the tasty vegetables for up to five months. The best way to do this is to set up the wooden box with the beetroot in the cool cellar. The general rule here is: the higher the air humidity, the better it is for the vegetables, since they will not lose as much water.