Storage of fruits and vegetables for the long winter ahead

Storage of fruits and vegetables for the long winter ahead

Like any diligent squirrel, I am getting food stored and ready for winter. Even if your kitchen garden is exhausted, you can buy things in bulk from your local yard now to save for the winter.

Storage of fruits and vegetables for the long winter ahead

Each type of vegetable has its own requirements. Some like a cool room with high humidity. Others want it cool and dry. Then there are a few, like sweet potatoes, that require a warm place and suffer in the cold. Let’s see.

Storage is the easiest and cheapest way to store vegetables for a few months. Winter squash is well stored in a cool, dry place, such as under the bed in an extra, unheated bedroom. Draughty old farmhouses have plenty of good places to store them along with cardboard boxes of onions and garlic. I have kept a blue Hubbard squash (which has a very thick skin) for up to a year with no problems. But they will rot in an area with high humidity.

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