Roots Cellars

Pushed aside by the development of refrigeration technology, root cellars made a comeback among homesteaders in the 1970s and 80s.



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Cross section of Roberts' root cellar.
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Root cellars can preserve a bushel of apples for months.
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Potatoes also keep well in a root cellar. 
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As long as a cellar remains above 40° F, wine will keep as well.
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Squash emerging from winter slumber.
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