Humidity in Root Cellargreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
Our root cellar has high humidity - between 80-90%. We are storing apples, various types of squash, onions, potatoes and live in northern ny. Someone suggested putting a de-humidifier in there to lower the humidity.
Any suggestions if this is a good idea? I understand that some vegetables 'like' humidity.
-- lou (email@example.com), December 01, 1999
I don't have my book in front of me, so this is off the cuff.
Most root crops (potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, etc) and celery want a high humidity, so keep it the way it is.
Squash, onions, garlic, etc do not so You'll probably want to store them in a separate place.
The book we use is "Root Cellaring". I think we got it through Amazon.
-- Tim Jacob (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 1999.
Most vegetables need high humidity for long term storage. 90-98%. See the following site:
Download the .pdf file. It's excellent. Also, you need to get rid of the ethyelene gas produced. Potassium Permangenate will absorb the gas.
-- bob (email@example.com), December 01, 1999.