The easiest and best place to store excess turnips, parsnips, leeks, onions, carrots and
similar root crops is in the garden. They actually become sweeter and tastier after a
Before the ground freezes, cover the beds with a thick layer of straw or chopped leaves to
insulate the soil and keep its temperature even. A sheet of plastic will keep the mulch in
To harvest root crops, simply roll back the plastic, push aside the leaves/straw, and lift the
roots from the soil with a spading fork. Replace the covering to keep your "root cellar"
insulated all winter. With this method, you could be harvesting sweet carrots and parsnips in
January, even if there's snow on the ground!