How to Store Fresh Vegetables

You can learn the best crops to grow or buy, and how to store fresh vegetables year round.



Outdoor Food Storage
Cabbages are stored most successfully by being replanted in groups in large pots for placement in a cold, moist root cellar.
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro
How to Store Fresh Vegetables
Most winter squash keep nicely in a cool, dry corner or closet.
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro
Root Cellar
For root cellar storage, pack carrots, beets and celeriac roots in sand, and keep them cold (between 32 and 40 degrees) and very moist (90-percent to 95-percent relative humidity).
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro
Fresh Vegetables
Trim back the tops and knock the dirt off of freshly harvested leeks, and then pack as many as you can fir into large pots, repacking the soil around the roots as you fill the pots. Water thoroughly, let drain and store in the cold-and-moist section of your root cellar.
Photo courtesy David Cavagnaro











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