Category Archives: Storing the Harvest

Temporary Root Cellar Update

After a long, snowy, Canadian, winter it is early April and I have a report on how our temporary root cellar  worked out…. FANTASTIC!  We constructed our temporary root cellar in the drainage ditch of our unfinished, permanent, root cellar.  … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable, Cheddar Cheese, and Kale Soup Recipe

I started off to make this soup without the kale but on way to dig the leeks out of the garden I couldn’t resist the green temptation of my over-wintered kale.  It is soooo sweet and so full of life … Continue reading

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Temporary Root Cellar Update

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 … Continue reading

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Tutorial on How to Grow and Store Ground Cherries (Physalis pruinosa)

  Quick List Tutorial 1.  Start seeds inside 6-7 weeks before last frost date. germination time: two weeks – germination temperature 24-32C  (75-90F 2.  Grow in window with Southern exposure, in hot frame or under florescent lights 3.  Harden off … Continue reading

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Tutorial on Storage Containers for the Root Cellar and Life

Storage Containers For The Root Cellar I don’t like to buy containers to use in the root cellar. It just feels plain wrong….When did we lost the ability to make our own containers ? The whole idea behind the root … Continue reading

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Our Temporary Root Cellar Video

 

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Mushrooms In The Root Cellar

Mushrooms need 13-14 degrees C with 90% humidity.  This is a higher temperature than a root cellar naturally maintains and at the same time a higher humidity than cold rooms naturally support. Two low tech ways you can obtain the … Continue reading

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