Order 2016 Almanac Now - Get 3 FREE Gifts

Did any...

Our Forums Have Closed

Hi, Everyone,

We have decided to close the Almanac forums.

The good news: Now you have the ability to comment on the www.Almanac.com Web site pages!

The Web site has grown tremendously, with 12 million readers every month. You'll find folks who are weather watchers, gardening enthusiasts, stargazers, and more. Find advice, get answers to questions, and share your experiences.

Find the Almanac here, too!

Finally, a big THANK YOU to all those who have participated in and looked after the forums over the years!

Sincerely,
The Old Farmer's Almanac

4 replies [Last post]
Offline
Joined: 2009-08-07

Any of you folk try storing your apples in shredded paper like what I suggested last year. If so then you should be still eating apples from last year I am and I hope to be eating them well past Easter as I did last year. I also tried it with carrots and parsnips. They seem to work as good as the apples. I got fed up digging parsnips out of snow covered frozen ground so I dug the whole crop up and stored them. Seem to be keeping OK. Been told you can peel and freeze parsnips and carrots but think my way is easier. Just dig them up wash and dry and store. Like to hear you thoughts on this way of storage.

Offline
Joined: 2009-08-07
Sounds good to me,

that's probably the way I'll do mine when I get my root cellar finished! :)

Just keep stored apples far from stored potatoes, I hear, the apples I think, can absorb the flavor from the other. :P

I also feel storing fresh is far easier, as well as that I find fresh far better eating on most fruits and veggies. :D

Offline
Joined: 2010-06-24
Yus!

You must store all fruits away from veggies and tubers! The release of gasses will quickly spoil your apples!

Offline
Joined: 2009-08-07
There's a blog I follow and

There's a blog I follow and the guy who writes it did store his apples in shredded newspaper. The only problem he had was if by chance the apples did touch that those were the ones that ended up spoiling due to bruising. Apparently other than that - it worked great.

Offline
Joined: 2009-08-07
Another...

thing is that if one of the apples goes off, as long as it isn't in direct contact it doesn't send its neighbours off as well. But I really do reccomend it as a storage system.


2015 Special Edition Garden GuideCooking Fresh with The Old Farmer's AlmanacThe Almanac Monthly Digital MagazineWhat the heck is a Garden Hod?