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How to build an underground root cellar

publication date: Dec 1, 2008
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In the November issue, I told you about how we store potatoes and other crops that need cool, damp conditions for up to eight months. The secret to such long storage life is the sustainable alternative to refrigeration, the in-ground root cellar. This month, I’ll tell you about the construction of our root cellar. Our root cellar is a simple in-ground cinder-block room. It had received no maintenance worth speaking of for at least 15 years, when we gave it some attention to reduce the dampness.

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