You can make a simple but effective root cellar out of a junked fridge and $10 worth of hardware.
Without ventilation, the produce in your root cellar could spoil. Here are some tips for ventilating a basement root cellar to control temperature and humidity.
Necessity leads to ingenuity in the creation of root cellar storage.
A root cellar slowly is dug by hand, with the goal of increasing our homestead's food preservation and storage capacity through the winter.
For calendar year 2015 brothers Edmund and Garth Brown are eating only food that they have produced on their farm or bartered for from a neighbor. To do this successfully they must raise and butcher their own meat, hunt, forage, and cultivate a large vegetable garden.
Join Steve for a no-cost 75 minute video tutorial on building and managing a root cellar
It pays to spend time preparing your garden for winter. You can improve your soil, increase your harvest, decrease garden pests and make next spring's planting much easier.
We would like all our food to be grown locally, but when it's too cold to grow outside, we often rely on what we've stored from the previous season. Calzones offer one more way to cook with stored food.
Last summer Garth and Edmund Brown built a root cellar using plans from MOTHER EARTH NEWS. It has kept root crops in good condition even in an exceptionally harsh New York winter.
How to recycle a junked refrigerator into a refrigerator root cellar that works at keeping produce chilled but not frozen during winter months.
There's no need to go to the grocery food in the winter if you have stored food in a root cellar, freezer or canning jars. Most of the work of preparing this food has already been done and so that winter meals are easy, nutritious and delicious.
We're using earthbags and straw bales to construct an efficient, cost-effective, and roomy earthbag root cellar.
It's not difficult to eat locally during the long winter months if you have preserved the previous year's harvest. Even while we wait for spring to arrive, the root cellar may still be providing our dinner.
The process of curing potatoes for winter storage.
Sauerkraut is an effective and delicious way to store cabbage and add something "fresh" to the winter months
Talking about carrying in the red roofing tin the old fashioned way due to a broken golf cart and some very muddy conditions. The refrigerator root cellar continues to prove itself as an experiment that seems to be working so far.
Plastic bags can help you begin to grow rose roots, instead of starting them out in pots.
How a born and bred city boy came to leave Detroit, start a Tennessee homestead with his wife, and blog about it here.
Join the FAIR staff and our (current) fish, Marlin as we dive into office aquaponics. We'll keep a log of our progress with the hope that others can learn from our experiences. We're also excited to use our office-grown wheatgrass!
Consider grafting your favorite tomato varieties onto disease-resistant rootstock to foil soilborne diseases.
In “The Root Development of Vegetable Crops” botanist John E. Weaver meticulously illustrates the complex layers of vegetable root growth.
The next installment of Maddy Harland's blog series on forest gardening. This week how to choose the lower canopy.
Mountain Rose Herbs hosted a three day benefit festival for Cascadia Wildlands in September of this year.
Learn how to store yacon, a superhealthy root vegetable with a crunchy texture and sweet flavor.
Fixing the swamp bridge and starting some new onion seeds along with a new experiment involving willow rooting hormone tea.
The Oakland, California-based urban farming company manufactures grow-your-own oyster mushroom kits with soil made from recycled coffee grounds.
Valerian is known for its sedative qualities, which can help to increase sleepiness, as well as to decrease nervousness and restlessness.
The documentary Urban Roots takes a look at how city farming is transforming the city's vacant lots into community gardens, ultimately changing the community as a whole in the process.
Sweet, healthy, root vegetables that love growing through the heat of summer? Learn about adding Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, and sweet potatoes to your gardens. Plus, more on the incredible health benefits of roselle (hibiscus).
March brings us into spring - celebrate the season in your garden with easy-to-grow root crops: potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yacon. Learn how to give these roots the best start in your garden this spring.
In a Boulder, Colorado, neighborhood, residents are getting off the grass. They're donating their front yards to a community organization that grows enough fruits and vegetable on the former lawns to feed 50 families. Now, that's local food.
Chinese water chestnuts are a delicious nutty root that are also easy to grow. Learn more in this article!
Judy Mimranek shares her father's time-tested tip for digging a root pit and covering it with layers of straw and cow manure in order to store fruits and vegetables through the winter.
Orchard soil health is a topic that gets covered as well as the new asparagus beetle management system and how it seems to be working better than we could have hoped for. Dielectric grease to prevent rust and corrosion on the golf cart battery post.
Roasting is the best way to cook winter root vegetables, because dry heat coaxes out and concentrates flavors. Use this simple method and fool-proof tips to bring out the best in parsnips, carrots, rutabagas and other root vegetables.