Outdoor root cellars

Categories: How To
Published on: October 1, 2015

Mother Earth News / Steve Maxwell, Jennifer MacKenzie / October/November 2011

outdoor-root-cellars sFive easy ways to store fresh food for winter right in your garden — it’s as easy as tossing a bagful of leaves over a patch of carrots!

You don’t need an underground room to have an effective root cellar — you can easily use soil, mulch and a few other tools to store vegetables and fruits without ever leaving your garden. Based on your winter weather and your available space, choose from these five ideas for outdoor root cellars to store your harvests through the snowy winter months.