[Sca-cooks] Root Vegetable Storage
K C Francis
katiracook at hotmail.com
Tue May 5 14:29:41 PDT 2009
I have been doing research on 'winter gardening' for my community garden and one of the ways to have fresh veggies during the winter is a take on the old root cellar. Grow your root crops to maturity, leave in the ground and if necessary, mulch well to protect from frosts. Just dig up what you need when you need it. I am going to try it with carrots and perhaps parsnips. The only dark/dry/cool place I have in my condo is the under-stair closet and that is where I store my WINE!
> From: susanne.mayer5 at chello.at
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 22:29:41 +0200
> Subject: [Sca-cooks] Root Vegetable Storage
> Hello all,
> my Grandmother used to store potatoes, carrots and other root vegetable it
> the cellar in a sand patch (about 1x 2 meter and about 1/2 a meter of lose
> sand / dry earth mix) from the harvest time in autum during winter.
> So if you can store the bucket (I would take a small wash tub, the bigger
> the better) in a dark, dry and cool place it should be OK. I would not sorti
> somewhere warm.
> Can't remeber if we had bugs in the veggies (35years ago is a long time,..)
> but I know the carrots and potatoes did work and were kept for quite some
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> > Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:29:26 -0400
> > From: "Barbara Dodge" <awench1 at cox.net>
> > Subject: [Sca-cooks] Root Vegetable Storage
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> > Once upon a time I read about an idea of storing root vegetables buried in
> > buckets of clean sand (the sort one would buy for a child's sandbox). I
> > have no recollection of where I saw this idea. I presume the idea is to
> > mimic the dark, cool environment of a root cellar. Has anyone ever heard
> > of or tried such a method of storing veggies?
> > Felicia
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> > Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:32:06 -0600
> > From: Susan Lin <susanrlin at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Root Vegetable Storage
> > To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
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> > I've heard of it but I don't know anything about it.
> > I'd be interested in if you have to store it in a cool place anyway or if
> > you can store them anywhere.
> > (our garage gets really warm on hot days but we do have a crawl space).
> > Are
> > the vegetables still subjected to bugs?
> > -S
> > On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:29 PM, Barbara Dodge <awench1 at cox.net> wrote:
> >> Once upon a time I read about an idea of storing root vegetables buried
> >> in
> >> buckets of clean sand (the sort one would buy for a child's sandbox). I
> >> have no recollection of where I saw this idea. I presume the idea is to
> >> mimic the dark, cool environment of a root cellar. Has anyone ever heard
> >> of
> >> or tried such a method of storing veggies?
> >> Felicia
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