[Sca-cooks] Root Vegetable Storage

tudorpot at gmail.com tudorpot at gmail.com
Tue May 5 16:29:04 PDT 2009

My father said Parsnips were always best harvested after the frost- some 
picked the following spring were amazing.
A few years ago in Harrowsmith Country Living there was a Diy article 
about building a small closet onto your house to work as cold storage- 
lots of info re insulation- it was kept heated with an old fashioned 
light bulb.


K C Francis wrote:
> 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!

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