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Long term storage
Sun 5-Jul-15
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booklegger
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Without canning, dehydrating, or deep freezing are any of you storing what you raise from you garden.  Can you tell me (or show me) examples of what you do?

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Danny
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I guess that you have covered most of the bases there.

Potatoes traditionally were stored in a pit over winter - literally a hole in the ground covered over with bracken. Or in sand indoors.

And of course, an underground root cellar.

I have seen apples wrapped in newspaper for long storage periods.

Eggs stored in a solution of isinglass. Not sure if that is still approved these days.

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Somewhere, although I may never find it again, I found an online site where someone tested every known method of storing eggs. The outcome was that the eggs kept, unwashed, in a fridge were as good as fresh seven months later. Washed eggs in the fridge were the next best.

I kept jerusalem artichokes in damp sand in a cool room one winter. It worked pretty well.

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This article explains the benefits of root cellars for months of storage

Root cellars

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Fine if you've got one.  What wouldn't I give to have a proper old-fashioned walk-in larder with lots of shelves and a marble counter, and a root cellar.....although, to be completely honest, I would most likely never set foot in the cellar (too cobwebby for me!) so would have to send husband in instead.  whistle

oh, and hello Danny wave

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Blimey, did you see that?  Danny was here!

I'll try that again!

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