I canned and froze most of my carrots and parsnips, but I wanted to try cold storage. Following instructions I saw online, I layered them in damp sawdust about 2 weeks ago. Now I noticed that the parsnips are getting mushy spots. Is my sawdust too damp? We lined a cardboard box with a plastic bag, since they need low circulation - too little circulation? I'm going to put them into the fridge, but I'd like to try cold storage again next year so any suggestions would be great.
They are in the garage, and we have had temperatures outside from 70 to 30 over the last few weeks.
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