Temperature is the real
test of a successful root cellar, with optimal temperatures from 32 F
to 40 F, but with temperatures from 40 F to 50 F considered quite
good. I've seen
quite a few fancy root cellars constructed with vast quantities of
labor and cash which fail the simple temperature test. Can our
$10 root cellar do better?
We won't know for sure
how our root cellar holds up until it has to deal with really hot days
and really cold nights, but so far it's running great. Over the
last few days since Mark completed the fridge root cellar, it has held
a semi-steady temperature between 40 F and 52 F. I'll keep you
updated on the temperature variations as the year progresses.
If you missed parts of
the construction details, you might want to read back over our old
entries (linked below), or watch the video here which sums it all up in
a two and a
half minute nutshell. I hope that some of you are inspired
to eschew the fancy root cellar craze and make your own root cellar for
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