Denise at http://www.gardenrake.com/ recently posted a quick and easy to read post about "How to Use a Root Cellar".
She writes about what conditions a root cellar brings and gives some good general advice about storing vegetables.
Some key points:
"Remember that the driest, warmest air is near the ceiling; more-humid air is lower as well as farthest from the door. So crops that need a dry environment will do better up higher and crops that do well in a more humid air will do better near the floor."
"Vegetables piled together generate heat, which can lead to spoilage. Put on shelves close to the floor and rotate."
Denise includes many more tips and she is a good clear writer. For anyone storing vegetables this is a good quick read. Click HERE for the entire post!
October 11. 2010