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includes instructions for storing certain root vegetables. At the bottom of the article are plans for the pictured root cellar.
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Pitting of veggies has been around since...forever. The Foxfire books also have some good articles on this as well.
When we lived in Spokane, we just covered the potato and carrot patches with straw in October and dug 'em up as needed. Layered the straw about a foot deep.
Thanks for the link.
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Temperature and humidity are part of how things are stored in a root cellar. Also some things should not be stored together (veggies and fruit) Ethyl gasses (released by the fruit) will speed up the aging of some veggies, making some (like carrots) bitter.
Onions and garlic carrots and Parsnips, rutabega and turnips can be mulched heaily and left in the ground over winter, even here in Michigan, I've done it.
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