Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage Of Fruits & Vegetables

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Item#: 9780882667034
Author Bubel & Bubel
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Stretch the resources of your small backyard garden further than ever before, without devoting hundreds of hours to canning! This informative and inspiring guide shows you not only how to construct your own root cellar, but how to best use the earth’s naturally cool, stable temperature as an energy-saving way to store nearly 100 varieties of perishable fruits and vegetables.

Short Description
Discover how easy it can be to turn some extra space in your basement, garage, or even your closet into your very own root cellar.

Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Section One: Starting Right With Storage Vegetables 1. Planting Crops for Fall Storage 2. Good Keepers 3. Growers Keepers: How to Raise Top-Quality Storage Vegetables Section Two: Bringing in the Harvest 4. How to Harvest and Prepare Vegetables for Storage 5. Life After Picking 6. Spoilage 7. Food Value in Winter Keepers Section Three: All the Winter Keepers and How to TreatThem 8. Vegetables 9. Fruits 10. The Underground Garden 11. Other Good Foods to Keep in Natural Cold Storage Section Four: Food Cellars for Everyone 12. Trenches, Keeping-Closets, and Other Vegetable and Fruit Hideaways 13. Planning Your Root Cellar 14. Keeping Things Humming in the Root Cellar 15. The Basement Root Cellar 16. The Excavated Root Cellar Section Five: "Here's What We Did...." 17. Root Cellaring Experiences Section Six: Recipes 18. Cooking Sturdy Keepers Bibliography Sources IndeX

Review Quotes
the most complete book on the subject you are likely to find. Backwoods Home Magazine   a book that has become a durable classic a manual that delivers detailed guidelines for storing fruits and vegetables in the most simple way possible. The Province (Vancouver, British Columbia)   The name Bubel is synonymous with practical, hands-on experienceI highly recommend Root Cellaring. Its the only book you need on the subject. Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

"The most complete book on the subject you are likely to find."