Root Cellar in the Bitter Cold?

So it’s a bit chilly outside here at the moment:

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But the root cellar is amazingly holding its own:

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I did turn the lone incandescent bulb in the cellar on a few days ago, so that’s helping a bit.

I’m not sure it’ll above freezing today, though — the temp sensor at the back of the shed (near the cellar door) is at about 11°F, and has lost 8° since midnight.  With nothing to reverse the trend for at least 24 hours, those few degrees between the root cellar and freezing are a thin buffer (note to self:  insulate the inside of the cellar door!).

(Read more about our root cellar experiments here.)

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