This is the time of year I start really focusing on my garden and planning for our next growing season. But once my garden is in full swing, I end up with an overabundance of bounty. As much as I love canning, not everything we grow is set up for it, and there are only so many hours in the day. Unlike many larger companies, we don’t have a root cellar set up for our garden – yet.
Over the years, most homes don’t come with root cellars. Our last home had a canning room, but nothing really for longer cold storage than just a couple of weeks on the counter. We were sent a copy of The Complete Root Cellar Book, which not only contains plans on how to build your own root cellar, but how they actually work and the science behind it. Filled with green and eco-friendly options for building and maintaining your own root cellar, the book is a great resource for anyone who is starting to grow their own food and want to be more self reliant.
Once you have you own root cellar, and your garden is booming – you may have another problem – what to do with all of your delicious produce. Thankfully The Complete Root Cellar Book includes not only 100 recipes to use with produce you’re storing. The book also includes the most typical items you’ll be storing in your root cellar as well as the amount of time they are able to be stored. It’s a great reference for if you’re looking to start your own root cellar, have one or want to use what nature already provides to keep your food longer.