What To Store In A Root Cellar

A root cellar is a wonderful tool for storing your hard earned food. What to store in a root cellar? Here is a handy chart with optimal storage temperatures and storage times.

Vegetable Ideal Storage Temperature (F) Relative Humidity (percentage) Average Storage Life
Beets 32 95 1-3 months
Cabbage 32 90-95 3-4 months
Carrots 32 90-95 4-6 months
Celery 32 90-95 2-3 months
Garlic 32 65-70 6-7 months
Horseradish 30-32 90-95 10-12 months
Jerusalem Artichoke 31-32 90-95 2-5 months
Onions 32 65-70 5-8 months
Parsnips 32 90-95 2-6 months
Potatoes 38-40 90 5-8 months
Pumpkins 50-55 70-75 2-3 months
Rutabaga 32 90-95 2-4 months
Sweet Potato 55-60 85-90 4-6 months
Turnips 32 90-95 4-5 months
Winter Squash 50-55 70-75 3-6 months

More Organic Gardening Information on Root Vegetables…

what to store in a root cellar
Canned food is a shoe in for root cellar storage.

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