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root cellar

A structure, either partially or wholly below ground level, that is used to store root crops, such as potatoes and beets, at a cool temperature; also see potato barn.
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Others use a root cellar to store their homegrown garden produce and maybe even protect them and loved ones from storms.
For long-term storage, don't put these vegetables right into the root cellar.
Alternatively, you could organize your community to build art earth oven or root cellar, or seek out and support ones that already exist.
Nearly all the produce in Armsby Abbey's kitchen comes from area farm root cellars or was grown in local green houses.
Root cellars can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make them.
For every big step such as building a root cellar or a hoophouse, there are smaller steps any person or organization can take.
He would know; along with his 12-year-old son Dane, he moved tons of dirt by hand to construct a root cellar to store the family's food.
If you're aiming to save money, live a more sustainable life, or simply stock up on the best-quality produce from farmers markets, a root cellar can be a wise addition to your country, suburban or even urban homestead.
Real root cellars in the area were in basements or well buried into hills of dirt.
The best root cellars usually are constructed adjacent to or separate from the house, and far enough underground to be insulated against extreme winter cold but not so earth-sheltered that the 55-degree ground temperature keeps the space too warm.
While root cellars are generally cool and damp, grains require a dry environment.
Over the millennia we have developed many strategies for food preservation, including drying, salting, smoking, pickling, canning and natural refrigeration in root cellars and spring houses, with the introduction of ice saws in the 19th century, a new form of food preservation was born.