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Spicy Winter Vegetables

1000 ml (4 cup) cubed root vegetables Potatoes, turnips, carrots, beets mixed up or select just one kind 500 ml (2 cups) sliced cabbage or kale 10 ml (2 tsp) ground cumin 60 ml (4 Tbls) oil 5 ml (1 … Continue reading

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Mash Potatoes With Garlic And Onions Recipe

Version #1 This is a tasty, low calorie version of the classic comfort food dish 900 gr (2 lbs) potatoes cut into 2.5cm (1-inch) pieces (leave the skins on) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and … Continue reading

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Stir Fried Turnips And Cabbage Spiked With Cumin Recipe

I am still harvesting cabbage from under the snow and using turnips from the root cellar.  I heavily insulated a row of immature cabbages with hay.  There is nothing like going out to the garden with your snow shovel and … 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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Our Temporary Root Cellar Video

 

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Root Cellar Storage Tips

Buy two thermometers and hygrometers.  Place one near floor level and the other at ceiling level.  Check the readings daily. Harvest in cold weather when soil is dry Don’t wash produce before storing it-only wipe off soil. Store only unbruised … Continue reading

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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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