Outdoor Root Cellars

Five easy ways to store fresh food for winter right in your garden — it’s as easy as tossing a bagful of leaves over a patch of carrots!



Outdoor Root Cellars
You can harvest crisp veggies through snowy, wintry months using the plans in this article. 
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Root Cellars Root Clamp
Pile your veggies with a straw and soil cover to store them for fresh eating — even if it snows — in an old-fashioned root clamp. 
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Root Cellars Trench Silo
Most root crops, such as carrots and beets, can simply be replanted in a trench silo to store through the cold season. 
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Root Cellars Garbage Can
By layering apples with straw, you can store them in a buried garbage can through winter. 
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