[permaculture] Walipini and earth cellar

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 07:04:39 EST 2018

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 3:59 AM Christian Skiba <c.skiba at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm planning to build an underground greenhouse with an earth cellar.
> As benefits I see
> - more (earth-) heat radiating wall surface in winter
> - one instead of two construction sites (one big hole instead of two
> small ones)
> - possibly the use of CO2 from the storage crops for the greenhouse
> plants (during the day)
> I think in the summertime there must be a closed door between them to
> prevent the cellar to be heated by the greenhouse.
> Would you say that there are other advantages when combining this two
> elements?
> Are there any disadvantages?

It will be too hot and humid for your storage vegetables and they will rot.
Root cellars need to be ventilated, cool and dry.

> Greetings from Germany
> Christian
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Lawrence F. London, Jr.
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