ROOT
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ROOT
CELLAR




A root cellar is a structure built underground or partially underground
and used to store vegetables, fruits, and nuts or other foods.



Function

Root cellars are for keeping food supplies at a low temperature and steady
humidity to keep from freezing during the winter and cool during the summer
months to prevent spoilage. Typically, a variety of vegetables are placed
in the root cellar in the autumn, after harvesting. A secondary use for the
root cellar is as a place in which to store home made alcoholic beverages.

Vegetables stored in the root cellar primarily consist of potatoes, turnip,
and carrot. Other food supplies placed in the root cellar over the winter
months include beets, onions preserves/jams, salt meat, salt turbot, and
salt herring. Winter squash keeps well in a cellar, too.

Separate cellars are occasionally seen for storing fruits, such as apples.
Water, bread, butter, milk, and cream are sometimes stored in the root
cellar also. In addition, items such as salad greens, fresh meat, and jam
pies are kept in the root cellar early in the day to keep cool until they
are needed for supper.



Construction


Common construction methods are:

1.Digging down into the ground and erecting a shed or house over the cellar
(access is via a trap door in the shed).

2.Digging into the side of a hill (easier to excavate and facilitates water
drainage).

3.Building a structure at ground level and piling rocks, earth, and/or sod
around and over it. This may be easier to build on rocky terrain where
excavation is difficult.

Most root cellars were built using stone, wood, mortar (cement), and sod.
Newer ones may be made of concrete with sod on top.



Root cellar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_cellar



Root cellar
http://tinyfarmwiki.com/index.php?title=Root_cellar




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ROOT
CELLAR
RELATED
TOPICS




Canning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canning




Basement Cellar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basement




Storage clamp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storage_clamp




Sod
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sod


Potato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potato




Turnip
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnip




carrot
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrot





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HOW TO
MAKE A
BASEMENT
ROOT CELLAR




How to Make a Basement Root Cellar

Instructions

Root cellars have been around for centuries. Dark and cool root cellars were
essential food storage places for dozens of generations before refrigerators.
The root cellar is making a comeback among health conscious consumers concerned
about growing food safety issues.


1. Determine dampest section of your basement. Crops need high humidity. The area
where the sump pump is located is often the dampest. If possible, select a corner
area for your basement root cellar as this offers the maximum coolness while
requiring the minimum construction.

2. Create a ventilation system that allows cold outside air to enter. Select a
section of the basement that includes a window. The window is essential to the
cooling process as cold fresh air preserves the freshness of stored items.
Remove the glass from the window.

3. Cut a piece of plywood to fit the window and cut two 3-inch diameter holes in
the plywood. Cut the two pieces of pipe to fit through the holes while leaving
plenty of room for adjusting the piping. Install a blast valve in each pipe, or
another device for sealing off the pipes to prevent temperatures falling below
freezing. Place the exhaust and intake pipes as far apart as possible.

4. Mark off the area for your root cellar using a large felt tip marker. Build
the walls from a rot resistant material, such as 2-by-4's of cedar. Frame in the
root cellar.

5. Use a plastic composite material for the floor since basement floors are damp.
Add gypsum board to the interior and exterior. Use fiberglass insulation and foam
to insulate the walls and make them as air tight as possible.

6. Add shelving to the root cellar for storage. The shelves should be spaced to
allow air to flow between them. Lower shelves will be the coolest and upper
shelves will be the warmest. Wire baskets are a good way to organize items stored
in the cellar.

7. Hang a door. A root cellar does not need a fancy door. A piece of plywood can
be used for the door and can be hung directly from the wall studs. The door could
be built in two-sections to allow for quick removal of small items without letting
cool air escape.



Things You'll Need:

Plywood

3-inch diameter PVC Pipe

Blast valves

Large sheet of composite flooring material

Gypsum board

2-by-4's of rot resistant lumber

Insulation material



How to Make a Basement Root Cellar
http://www.ehow.com/how_2085550_make-basement-root-cellar.html#ixzz0x8CAPGAx



How to Build an Underground Root Cellar
http://www.ehow.com/how_2273731_build-underground-root-cellar.html


How to Make a Basement Root Cellar
http://www.ehow.com/how_2085550_make-basement-root-cellar.html




How to Store Eggs in a Root Cellar
http://www.ehow.com/how_2085303_store-eggs-root-cellar.html





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SPRINGHOUSE
SPRING HOUSE




A spring house, or springhouse, is a small building used for
refrigeration once commonly found in rural areas before the
advent of electric refrigeration. It is usually a one-room
building constructed over the source of a spring. The water
of the spring maintains a constant cool temperature inside
the spring house throughout the year. In settings where no
natural spring is available, another source of natural
running water, such as a small creek or diverted portion of
a larger creek, may be used. The main use of a spring house
is for the long-term storage of food that would otherwise
spoil, such as meat, fruit or dairy products.



spring house
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_house



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SECTION 5



ROOT
CELLAR
LINKS




The 25 Best DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas To
Keep Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators

http://www.newsprepper.com/25-best-diy-root-cellar-plans-ideas-keep-harvest-fresh-without-refrigerators/

25 DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas to Keep
Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators

http://www.bioprepper.com/2017/09/03/25-diy-root-cellar-plans/

Build a Root Cellar
http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/build-root-cellar/

Building A Root Cellar
http://www.organicgardening.com/feature/0,7518,s1-5-19-173,00.html

Building a Root Cellar
or Pantry into Your Basement Design

http://www.loghome.com/articles/2175

Do It Yourself Guide for Root Cellar
http://www.articlesbase.com / diy-articles / do-it-yourself-guide-for...

Emergency food storage:
The Pallet Root Cellar

http://www.theepicenter.com/tow1102.html

Going Back to the Root Cellar
http://www.wisebread.com / going-back-to-the-root-c...

Green Home Building: Root Cellars
http://www.greenhomebuilding.com/QandA/storefood/rootcellar.htm



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Have logs? Build a root cellar
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Have+logs%3F+Build+a+root+cellar.-a073624677

How to Build a Root Cellar
https://www.almanac.com/content/how-build-root-cellar

How to Build a Root Cellar for Food Storage
http://www.motherearthnews.com / Modern-Homesteading / 1980-07-01 / How-To-Build-Root-Cellar.aspx

How To Build A Solid Root Cellar
http://www.ecosnippets.com/diy/a-solid-root-cellar/

How to Make a Deep-Freeze Root Cellar
http://www.gardenguides.com/video-59115-make-deep-freeze-root-cellar.html

Return of the Root Cellars
http://www.tribwatch.com/rootcell.htm

Root Cellars
http://www.earth-house.com/html/root_cellars.html

Root Cellars
http://www.hobbyfarms.com/food-and-kitchen/root-cellars-14908.aspx

Root Cellars
http://www.nepanewsletter.com/cellar.html

Root Cellar
http://www.ruralsurvival.com/root_cellar.html

Root cellar how to build
http://www.almanac.com/content/root-cellars-how-keep-it-cool



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Root Cellar Using Earthbag Construction
http://www.builditsolarblog.com / 2010 / 07 / root-cellar-using-earthb...

Solar Cookers, Ovens, and Food Dryers
http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Cooking/cooking.htm

Storing Fresh Vegetables and Fruits for Months
Without Refrigeration

http://thinkaboutnow.com/2017/10/storing-fresh-vegetables-fruits-months-without-refrigeration/

Using a Root Cellar to Preserve your fresh - Vegetable
http://www.foodforeveryone.org/faq/index.php?page=index_v2&id=208&c=42

What is a Root Cellar?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-root-cellar.htm



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