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How to make an urban root cellar:

  • A modified basement cold room should maintain a winter temperature of 0 to 5 C and humidity levels of about 80 per cent.
  • Ventilation is important to prevent mould.
  • Eliminating light will stop potatoes from sprouting.
  • Store vegetables such as beets, carrots and potatoes layered in sand in a metal garbage can.
  • Apples keep best in a crate, onions and garlic can be braided, and cabbages and cauliflowers can be hung by their roots.

Source: The Complete Root Cellar Book by Steve Maxwell and Jennifer MacKenzie

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