What to do when you have too many vegetables in the fall? How to store them without a cold storage?
I dig a hole, about 60 cm. (2 feet) x 60 cm. x 45 cm. deep. I dump a layer of potatoes, a layer of beets, a layer of carrots and a layer of parsnips into the hole. I cover the hole with the soil I dug out, put a board on top and heap up straw left from mulching. Now the vegetables are stored for winter.
Where I live it's too difficult to dig up a few carrots during the winter because we have lots of snow. So I put a tall stake by the hole so I can find it during the winter.
Here you see the hole when I am still filling it.
The smaller beet tops are great for eating in your favorite vegetable dish.