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Root Cellar in the Bitter Cold?

So it’s a bit chilly outside here at the moment: But the root cellar is amazingly holding its own: I did turn the lone incandescent bulb in the cellar on a few days ago, so that’s helping a bit. I’m … Continue reading

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Still Not Cool

The saga of the slightly-too-warm root cellar continues.  After propping the door open during a cool night failed to work, I tried runnning some 4″ flexible drain hose from the open cellar door through the shed and out into the open … Continue reading

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(Failing to) Cool Down the Root Cellar

We’ve established that the new root cellar does a good job holding its temperature and humidity relatively stable when the outside temp fluctuates.  That’s great once we get it to the right temp, but at the moment it’s far too … Continue reading

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Root Cellar Environmental Monitoring, Part 2 (Warm Spell)

Our initial day monitoring temperature and humidity in the new root cellar showed that temp held pretty steady, and increased only a small bit relative to the outside temp.  Humidity started on the high end of moderate and got higher … Continue reading

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Measuring Temp & Humidity in the Root Cellar

Now that the door is in place, we can see how well the root cellar in the shed is maintaining the desired temperature and humidity conditions. I hacked together a quick temperature and humidity sensor (pictured left) that could log … Continue reading

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Root Cellar Reborn

Our shed is currently very messy.  Pay that no mind – it’ll get cleaned up soon enough as we prepare for colder weather.  The observant eye will notice something amongst the clutter, however. That “something” is the root cellar conveniently … Continue reading

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