If your garden harvest vegetables, you will have the challenge of how to preserve the nutritional value and so the body needs the vitamins contained in vegetables.
In vegetables is 75-95% water, the absence of which leads to a change in the appearance of the vegetables, making them soft and wrinkled. Such vegetables rot faster, due to the rapid reproduction of microbes.
Before you prepare the vegetables for storage you need to choose a litter, rotten and damaged vegetables. Store these vegetables are not long, so they need to use in the first place.
Selected vegetables should not be washed, as they will begin to deteriorate even with a slight violation of the integrity of the skin. It is better to give the vegetables dry or gently wipe with a soft cloth. You can then lay the vegetables in storage. To keep the vegetables in an appropriate form, it is necessary to observe ruled storage of certain types of vegetables.
Many people think that they know how to store potatoes, but actually there are some nuances, kotorye you might not know about. Potatoes are best stored in the basement under ambient environment 3-4 degrees. Potatoes can be stored on the balcony before the frost. At high ambient temperatures the potatoes begin to sprout, and if it will be exposed to light, it will accumulate solanine, which leads to indigestion.
Cabbage is well preserved, if it is hung in a grid and place in the basement or in the closet on the balcony. To protect the head against loss of moisture should be left on cabbage upper leaves.
Carrots should be stored in the sand. To do this in a box of sand dug carrots, which must be installed in the basement, on the balcony or in the apartment, but away from the batteries. So as not to mess with sand, carrots can be packaged in paper and place in a plastic bag. As such, the carrot will retain their freshness 2-3 months if stored in a fridge or on the balcony.
Beetroot has a thick skin that allows slow evaporation. It is normally stored in the home, if it is stored in a bag or tightly closed box, but as far as possible from the radiator.
Cucumbers should be stored in closed containers in the refrigerator, boxes, and better in pots.
Garlic and onions prior to storage must be thoroughly dry. They can be stored in a nylon stocking in the kitchen, if only they were aired. For longer storage, garlic dip for a couple of seconds in melted paraffin wax and let dry.
Parsley, dill and celery should be stored in frozen form. To do this, place them in the freezer in plastic bags or tightly closed boxes.
Tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant is not stored for a long time, but sweeet these vegetables for a short time you can save. To do this, place them in the refrigerator and kept at a temperature of 8-10.
Pumpkin is the simplest thing for vegetable storage. To save the pumpkin you just have to place it in a dark corner, where he will stay until spring, without losing their properties.