One of the comments on my last post was from tpals. She asked if I would explain more about how I store my carrots.
So here goes. I hope the pictures make the method clearer.
I take regular gallon-size twist and tie plastic storage bags and with my husband's help as he holds the bags taut, I use scissors (blades closed) to randomly poke 6 holes in each bag.
Then the carrots are stacked in the bag and the bag is closed with a twist tie.
I'll readily admit I don't feel great about the use of the plastic bags for this method of storage but it truly does provide better keeping quality for the carrots than any other method we've tried over the years.
The same method is used for all the carrots, the orange and the purple ones I've been growing. The purple carrots looks almost black, don't they?
About half of the purple variety grew so big this year that they won't fit in a gallon size bag, so they went into a plastic bucket and will be covered with a damp towel to help hold the moisture in. (I'm calling them prehistoric black carrots as they look a little scary to me.)
The bagged carrots were stacked in an open, shallow tote box and are now happily (I hope) relaxing in the root cellar.
I know pictures do help almost any explanation so here's hoping you have a better idea of the way I do it, tpals!