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9.1 What do I really need to know about root cellaring?




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This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker ericnospam@getcomputing.com with numerous contributions by others.

9.1 What do I really need to know about root cellaring?


Root cellaring is one of the simplest acts of food preservation. Many
vegetables, especially root crops, can be preserved in a root cellar, a dry
dark place, with temps held just above freezing. In some climates, one can
even leave garden produce in place during the winter. What you really need
to know are the precise conditions needed for optimal storage, and know what
cannot be stored next to what. Also, your pile of produce needs to be care-
fully monitored. Overripe fruits and vegetables produce ethylene which can
quickly age all of your produce. (The scientific reason why one rotten
apple does what the old adage says it does.)

 

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