I planted peas in my garden today.
We picked up our first CSA vegetable shipment last week.
It’s official: winter is over; spring is here; we no longer need a root cellar.
Fact is, we never needed a root cellar because, you know, it’s 2012.
Still, during the colder months, it was nice to have a big walk-in refrigerator, and it was super convenient having a lot of vegetables available whenever we needed them.
During the past winter, I learned a little about managing a root cellar, like “Be vigilant (especially regarding rodents and rot)” and “Keep the damn place humidified.”
I also learned we don’t like squash. When I went in to check out the cellar last week, I found a large container full of rotting squash that we just never got around to eating. I realized: I don’t like squash.
Will I have a root cellar next year? Hell’s yeah! And every time I go downstairs to pull out an onion or a bunch of spuds for dinner, I will thank the lord that I’m not a sodbuster relying upon this single store of goods to get me through the winter.