What To Store in a Root Cellar

A handy chart for storing vegetables

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Root Cellar

Vegetable Ideal Storage Temperature (°F) Relative Humidity (percentage) Average Storage Life
Beets 32 95 1-3 months
Cabbage 32 90-95 3-4 months
Carrots 32 90-95 4-6 months
Celery 32 90-95 2-3 months
Garlic 32 65-70 6-7 months
Horseradish 30-32 90-95 10-12 months
Jerusalem artichoke 31-32 90-95 2-5 months
Onions 32 65-70 5-8 months
Parsnips 32 90-95 2-6 months
Potatoes 38-40 90 5-8 months
Pumpkins 50-55 70-75 2-3 months
Rutabaga 32 90-95 2-4 months
Sweet potato 55-60 85-90 4-6 months
Turnips 32 90-95 4-5 months
Winter squash 50-55 70-75 3-6 months

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