Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables [NOOK Book]

Overview

Root cellaring, as many people remember but only a few people still practice, is a way of using the earth's naturally cool, stable temperature to store perishable fruits and vegetables. Root cellaring, as Mike and Nancy Bubel explain here, is a no-cost, simple, low-technology, energy-saving way to keep the harvest fresh all year long.

In Root Cellaring, the Bubels tell how to successfully use this natural storage approach. It's the first book devoted entirely to the subject, and...

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Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables

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Overview

Root cellaring, as many people remember but only a few people still practice, is a way of using the earth's naturally cool, stable temperature to store perishable fruits and vegetables. Root cellaring, as Mike and Nancy Bubel explain here, is a no-cost, simple, low-technology, energy-saving way to keep the harvest fresh all year long.

In Root Cellaring, the Bubels tell how to successfully use this natural storage approach. It's the first book devoted entirely to the subject, and it covers the subject with a thoroughness that makes it the only book you'll ever need on root cellaring.

Root Cellaring will tell you:

* How to choose vegetable and fruit varieties that will store best

* Specific individual storage requirements for nearly 100 home garden crops

* How to use root cellars in the country, in the city, and in any environment

* How to build root cellars, indoors and out, big and small, plain and fancy

* Case histories -- reports on the root cellaring techniques and experiences of many households all over North America

Root cellaring need not be strictly a country concept. Though it's often thought of as an adjunct to a large garden, a root cellar can in fact considerably stretch the resources of a small garden, making it easy to grow late succession crops for storage instead of many rows for canning and freezing. Best of all, root cellars can easily fit anywhere. Not everyone can live in the country, but everyone can benefit from natural cold storage.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…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 experience…I highly recommend Root Cellaring. It’s the only book you need on the subject.”

Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

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

Backwoods Home Magazine
"The most complete book on the subject you are likely to find."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603422208
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/1991
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 219,441
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

A Poland native, Mike Bubel grew up with his family using many of the techniques in their book. He and his wife Nancy have been gardening and root cellaring in Philadelphia, in small towns, and on their one acre non-working farm in Wellsville, Pennsylvania.
Co-author Nancy Bubel has been a gardening columnist for Country Journal magazine since 1975 and has written for Mother Earth News, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Family Circle, Woman's Day and New Shelter magazines. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Society for Economic Botany, and a life member of both the Seed Savers Exchange and the Friends of the Trees Society. She and her husband Mike have been gardening and root cellaring in Philadelphia, in small towns, and on their one acre non-working farm in Wellsville, Pennsylvania.
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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2007

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    The charts and drawings in this book save many a beginner time so that nutritious food grown in summer and fall can give security in the winter. The writing style is clear and warm as a kindly neighbor and presents even to the city dweller, a full range of understandable possibilities for storing fresh food properly and for as long as possible until it is needed.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    Great Book

    I bought this for my husband for Christmas. It has so many different ideas for creating a Root Cellar. It even has the exact situation we have with a cellar entry way to the out side. It was exactly what he had been talking about needing to do this 'someday'.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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