I though I’d write a update report on our temporary root cellar. It is working like a dream. Now that the snow is so deep that it is too much work to harvest the hearty kale and cabbage out of the garden, we have turned to our stores in the temporary root cellar. Everything is storing beautifully. I had fully expected that we would have to share our stores with some of the local wildlife but, so far, we haven’t had any uninvited guests. When we started constructing the temporary root cellar, I had thought about making cages for the stores out of hardware clothe but decided that for only one season that it would be too expensive. I am very grateful for this turn of events….
The heavy coat of snow over the hay bales is insulating the “room” beautifully. The humidity is above 90% and the temperature is a steady 40F. It just goes to show that low tech, low cost, do it yourself, solutions can work we just have to be creative and adventurous to find them.