[Homestead] Go ld -- feel free to ignore
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 9 12:53:33 EST 2008
Lynn Wigglesworth wrote:
>> Probably your concern is freezing, is it not? Realize that in the Deep
> South, where Bob is likely from, winter temps barely get below freezing,
> and a cellar, insulated by dirt, would be far warmer than the >outside.
> If a root cellar stays warm, I guess there's no point in having one. I
> wonder where you would store things like potatoes and winter squash, that
> like cool, slightly humid conditions?
Also in a root cellar...Southerners generally don't grow winter squash..
It is all relative...In the summer, the root cellar/basement would
historically be cooler than the house.
> Root cellars should never freeze...that ruins winter squash and a lot of
> other things. Root cellars here are cool (but above freezing) and fairly
> humid; more humid than I would like to store canned or dry foods. I guess
> that also isn't a problem where Bob is.
It is the same in the same...humid, and above freezing cool....
I would not store dried food in a root cellar unless they were in
airtight jars or plastic, but canned food, definitely.
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