[Sca-cooks] Root Vegetable Storage

Barbara Dodge awench1 at cox.net
Sat May 9 15:29:20 PDT 2009

This was the sort of idea I was looking for.  Sort of a 5 gallon bucket 
sized root cellar I guess one would call it.

A good portion of the year my spouse is out to sea with the Military Sealift 
Command (Merchant Marines).  Currently he is sailing off the coast of Africa 
avoiding pirates, so I am cooking for one quite a bit.  Buying onions and 
potatos by the bag rather than on an as needed basis is more economical in 
the long run but only if I don't have to throw them away because they have 
gone bad.

Thanks for all the input.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Susanne Mayer" <susanne.mayer5 at chello.at>
To: <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 4:29 PM
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 time.
> Katharina
> Drachenwald
> Austria Ad Flumen Caerulum

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